Oct. 29-31 Film: ‘Dogtooth’ (Kynodontas)

| October 28, 2010

The Webster University Film Series this weekend features Dogtooth (original title: Kynodontas), a 2009 hyper-stylized mixture of physical violence and verbal comedy by Greek director Giorgos Lanthimos.

Time: 7:30 p.m., Oct. 29, 30 and 31
Location: Winifred Moore Auditorium, Webster Hall

Click through for more information about this film, admission and the Webster University Film Series.

“Dogtooth (Kynodontas)” (Giorgos Lanthimos, 2009, Greece, 94 min.)

Dogtooth is a darkly funny look at three teenagers confined to their parents’ isolated country estate and kept under strict rule and regimen — an inscrutable scenario that suggests a warped experiment in social conditioning and control.

Terrorized into submission by their father, the children spend their days devising their own games and learning an invented vocabulary (a salt shaker is a “telephone,” an armchair is “the sea”) — until a trusted outsider, brought in to satisfy the son’s libidinal urges, starts offering forbidden VHS tapes in return for sexual favors.  A darkly twisted satire that would make Buñuel proud.

In Greek with English subtitles. Note: Due to the graphic nature of the film, no one under 18 will be admitted.

For more information please visit www.kino.com/dogtooth or www.webster.edu/filmseries.

Admission is $6 for the general public, $5 for seniors, students from other schools and Webster alumni, and $4 for Webster University staff and faculty unless otherwise noted.  All films screened in Moore Auditorium on the campus of Webster University, 470 E. Lockwood, Webster Groves, Mo., unless noted.

The Webster University Film Series receives funding from the Regional Arts Commission; the Arts and Education Council of Greater St. Louis; and the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.

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