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Whet your appetite for Poor Things with Yorgos Lanthi-Month, featuring five films by the Academy Award-winning director! Specializing in black comedies and psychological dramas, Lanthimos is known for blurring the line between horror and humor in his one of a kind oeuvre. No need to play favorites: catch all five titles at The Frida this January!
The Favourite – Jan 18 – 20
Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos | 2018
England, early 18th century. The close relationship between Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) and Sarah Churchill (Rachel Weisz) is threatened by the arrival of Sarah’s cousin, Abigail Hill (Emma Stone), resulting in a bitter rivalry between the two cousins to be the Queen’s favourite.
The Lobster – Jan 21 – 23
Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos | 2015
In a dystopian near future, single people, according to the laws of The City, are taken to The Hotel, where they are obliged to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or are transformed into an animal of their choice and sent off into The Woods.
The Killing of a Sacred Deer – Jan 22 & 23
Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos | 2017
Dr. Steven Murphy (Colin Farrell) is a renowned cardiovascular surgeon who presides over a spotless household with his wife (Nicole Kidman) and two children. Lurking at the margins of his idyllic suburban existence is Martin (Barry Keoghan), a fatherless teen who insinuates himself into the doctor’s life in gradually unsettling ways.
Kinetta + Alps Double Feature – Jan 24
Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos | 2005 & 2011
Kinetta: At a Greek hotel in the off-season, a chambermaid, a man obsessed with BMW cars, and a photo-store clerk attempt to film and photograph various badly re-enacted struggles between a man and a woman.
Alps: Actors start a unique business where they impersonate deceased people to help their clients through the grieving process.