Greek Cinema Nights – Dogtooth
Parko Eleftherias, Athens
28 May 2022
A family, two parents and 3 adult children, aged between 20 and 30 years old. The children live, from an early age, virtually captive in the family’s expensive, isolated home, chosen by their parents, with no contact with the outside world.
The children are homeschooled by their parents through tape-recorded lessons and they are rewarded for their progress with some sorts of invaluable treats. However, children are taught certain words with different meanings so that they never learn their true sense.
One night, the eldest daughter of the family, thinking it’s time to discover the world “hiding” behind the garden fence, breaks her dogtooth by herself in the bathroom and hides in the trunk of her father’s car to find herself in the real world the next morning.
This is the story of Dogtooth, the great film by the internationally acclaimed Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos, who enchanted the universe of international cinema in 2010 with the film that redefined the whole of contemporary Greek cinema. The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Foreign Language Film the following year.
The screening of the film will take place in the framework of the This is Athens City Festival.
Start time: 21:15
The event follows all required guidelines of the public health authority to prevent the spread of COVID 19.
Closest Metro Station: Megaro Moussikis
Metro to Venue: 2 minutes walking
Wheelchair Accessibility NO