Kinetta

Kinetta ★★

Kinetta (2005), Yorgos Lanthimos’s first solo feature-length directorial effort, feels like a student film that should have remained a short. Though it has many of the trademarks of his style—odd characters, a lack of score, frank nudity, stilted dialogue (very sparse in this one)—it lacks the humor and technical finesse of his other films. It’s also a slog to get through. It kind of reminded me of The Brown Bunny (2003), but even more boring. Not much happens and what does isn’t terribly interesting. Recommended for Yorgos completists only and even then, not particularly.

You can find my Yorgos Lanthimos Feature Films Ranked list here.

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