Film

The Killing of a Sacred Deer

16 February - Cinema Zuid, Antwerp
18.00 - €5 - Free for members

Watching Lanthimos’ psychological horror movie (inspired by the ancient Greek myth of Iphigenia) is not unlike contemplating, placidly and fascinated, a piece of very rotten meat making its way through your belly. The stony suburban existence of prestigious heart surgeon Steven Murphy gets upended when he introduces Martin, a peculiar 16-year-old boy he seems to have taken under his wing to his wife Anna and their two kids. As the ever-prowling camera follows the Murphys, one monotone, formulaic line after the other in their surreal ordinary world, Martin’s presence in the family’s life slowly drifts from awkwardly pressing to terrifyingly inescapable.