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BFI Southbank Guide Oct-Nov 2017

NEW RELEASES @BFI 13 The Killing of a Sacred Deer UK-Ireland 2017. Dir Yorgos Lanthimos. With Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Barry Keoghan, Alicia Silverstone. 121min. Digital. Cert tbc. A Curzon Artificial Eye release Yorgos Lanthimos is a creator of complex, ambitious cinema Lanthimos immerses us into a world both familiar and strange. The way his characters speak, delivering crisp dialogue in almost robotic bursts, is disquieting yet it heightens our attention. That’s just as well, for here there is much to observe. In a story loosely based on the Greek myth of Iphigenia, Colin Farrell plays Steven Murphy, a surgeon who appears to have the perfect life: a successful career, a happy marriage and OPENS FRI 17 NOV charming children. Enter Martin (played by rising star Barry Keoghan), a young man who feels he’s owed a debt by Murphy and demands the unthinkable. As Murphy grapples with the ultimate moral dilemma, the film, which received its UK premiere at the BFI London Film Festival, descends deeper and deeper into a nightmare of Hitchcockian proportions. Stuart Brown, Head of Programme and Acquisition TALK Critics’ Salon The screening on Tue 21 Nov will be followed by a Critics’ Salon discussion at 20:15 in the Blue Room. Free to ticket-holders of The Killing of a Sacred Deer (subject to availability), otherwise £6.50 See p26 for our Who Can You Trust? season Audio Description available at all screenings Hearing Impaired subtitled screenings: Sun 26 Nov 14:15 NFT3 Thu 30 Nov 18:10 NFT2


BFI Southbank Guide Oct-Nov 2017
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