Kinetta ★★★


Introduces a few of Lanthimos' themes - hermetic refuge, too-close communities, odd compassion, violence as key to transcending routine - but he could have become anyone at this point, based on his images, montage, etc. That he had Dogtooth in him was probably a surprise to the people who sat through this on its initial festival run. Funny that Athina Rachel Tsangari seems to have to taken more from this movie than he has. Attenberg bears it an uncanny resemblance if you trade the ministry of silly walks business for strangulation recreations. They both have a slacker pace than usual Lanthimos. Fine, and lovely in parts, but it has a for-fans-only vibe.