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Enduring Paradise: Yorgos Lanthimos’ "Dogtooth"

Part of our continuing partnership with the online film journal, cléo. Every month, cléo will be presenting a great film to watch on our video on demand platform. In conjunction, we'll be hosting an exclusive article by one of their contributors. This month Julia Cooper writes on Yorgos Lanthimos’ Dogtooth, which is available to watch starting today in the Us and Canada.

Dogtooth starts with a game, as many forms of manipulation do. “I say we play a game of endurance,” suggests the youngest of three teenaged siblings. They will each place a finger under the hot water of the tap, and the one who lasts longest wins. Sitting in their underwear in a white tiled bathroom, the teens hear the click of their tape player: the cassette dictating their vocabulary lessons for the day has just finished. As the sisters and their brother iron out the rules of engagement,

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