The Killing of a Sacred Deer
Another outstanding and original modern day morality fable by Yorgos Lanthimos inspired by the Euripides' "Iphigenia in Aulis". Highly macabre and deeply disturbing, but yet tinged with the bleakest of black humour in its harrowing - yet darkly honest - exploration of humanity, family, parenthood and responsibility. Led by a suitably restrained Colin Farrell and a chillingly haunting, top-formed, Nicole Kidman, with a breakout performance by Barry Keoghan. The film was also enhanced by the eclectic and aptly fitting, atmospheric music/score by sound designer Johnnie Burns and Lathimos, and the visual cinematography of Thimios Bakatakis.