In April and May, La Casa Encendida will offer a new film cycle dedicated to the legacy of Yorgos Lanthimos in the output of his contemporaries.
“Under the Influence of Yorgos Lanthimos” brings us a programme of psychological thrillers, genre films with violent outbursts, dark comedies and surreal satires directed by six different filmmakers that recall the imagery of Dogtooth’s legendary creator.
The six productions from Iceland, France, Argentina, the Netherlands, Israel and Turkey have much in common with the Greek director’s oeuvre: the same unhealthy atmospheres, the integration of the absurd in everyday life, the mockery of existentialist film, and a spiralling violence as macabre as it is unpredictable.
14 and 15 AprilScreenings “Under the Tree” by Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson
This Icelandic director brings us the most macabre comedy of the season.
28 and 29 AprilScreenings “The End” by Guillaume Nicloux
Gérard Depardieu plays Robinson Crusoe at his most pathetic and terrifying in French cult director (…)
05 and 06 MayScreenings “A Decent Woman” by Lukas Valenta Rinner
A demented armed class struggle between a swinger club of anarchist nudists and the wealthy residents (…)
12 and 13 MayScreenings “Quality Time” by Daan Bakker
An absurd comedy about the meaning of life that combines the best humour of Roy Anderson and the (…)
19 and 20 MayScreenings “Low Tide” by Daniel Mann
A sinister road movie about a defector from Israeli military service who roams the streets and dive (…)
26 and 27 MayScreenings “Albüm” by Mehmet Can Mertoglu
A madcap satire that lampoons the greatest stigma in Turkish society: infertility.