Yorgos Lanthimos Reveals First ‘The Killing Of A Sacred Deer’ Clip | Film News
Yorgos Lanthimos is currently in Cannes to present his newest feature, The Killing Of A Sacred Deer, competing for the prestigious Palme d’Or. Lanthimos fascinated the critics at Cannes back in 2015 with his surreal arthouse hit, The Lobster which followed David, desperately looking for his better half at the risk of being turned into a beast and sent to the forest, bringing a brand new spin on reality dating!
In The Killing Of A Sacred Deer, Steven (Colin Farrell) is a surgeon who takes a young teenager under his wings but when the teenager’s behaviour turns dark, Steven’s life start to fall apart and he is forced to commit an unforgivable act. The film reunites Lanthimos with Colin Farrell for the second time and also stares Nicole Kidman, Alicia Silverstone, Bill Camp and Raffey Cassidy.
The 30 seconds first clip released by The Film Stage looks more delightfully creepy than even and the horrid hospital setting is the least of it. We get the sense the film might be dealing with youth, puberty and death, if the empty hospital beds in the film’s poster are any indication. It is worth noting that even Colin Farrell admittedly felt nauseous after reading the script for the film.
Lanthimos and Farrell will team up for a third time in an upcoming Amazon drama series about the Iran-Contra affair. Lanthimos has also just wrapped production in London on The Favourite with Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz following the political conspiracies that made up the reign of Queen Anne, the last monarch of the House of Stuarts.
From a dystopian dictatorship on love, a hospital based psychological thriller to historic machinations, Lanthimos will not stop surprising us in his choice of topics. We can only hope he will bring back his beautifully morbid surrealism to Cannes!
The Killing Of A Sacred Deer, will be released in the US on November 3, 2017. A UK release date has not been confirmed yet.