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Killing of a Sacred Deer

Winter TBA

Drama / Mystery
Runtime: 120 minutes
Rated 18A: sexual content, graphic violence
Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos
Starring: Nicole KidmanAlicia SilverstoneColin Farrell

Synopsis: Dr. Steven Murphy (Colin Farrell) is a renowned cardiovascular surgeon presiding over a spotless household with his ophthalmologist wife Anna (Nicole Kidman) and their two exemplary children. Lurking at the margins of his idyllic suburban existence is Martin, a fatherless teen who Steven has covertly taken under his wing. As Martin begins insinuating himself into the family’s life in ever-more unsettling displays, the full scope of his intent becomes menacingly clear when he confronts Steven with a long-forgotten transgression that will shatter the Murphy family’s domestic bliss. Director Yorgos Lanthimos has crafted a sensational thriller brimming with unsettling humor and creeping dread, steeped in Greek tragedy, existential horror, Hitchcockian psychodrama, and riveting suspense.

The Killing of a Sacred Deer is humane and satirical, horrifying and hilarious.    -The Atlantic

With uniformly great performances throughout the cast and Lanthimos’ stunning eye for detail and composition, this is one of the most unforgettable films of the year.

The Killing of a Sacred Deer never hedges its bets, never takes its foot off the gas. -Richard Roeper