Giorgos Lanthimos has created another film, which follows the same formula as his previous films Kynodontas. I believe he was successful in this endeavor, and I hope he continues to make five to fifteen more films that will be remembered as "one of the director's characteristic films" in the future. This film has earned him a place on the list of "directors to watch" for me. It has become a staple in my home, like a welcomed guest.
Giorgos Lanthimos' new film is scheduled to be released in Greece on October 27th. It is intriguing to see what will come after the highly praised Kynodontas.
We cannot help but see our own reflections in others, and we need it to understand ourselves. When we become aware of this, we can be deeply afraid when we come across a version of ourselves that reveals we are playing some kind of game. Our ability to adapt is remarkable, especially when we deceive and imitate ourselves, hiding away within. Let us not turn away from this path, as Giorgos Lanthimos has shown us.
There is a parallel between the young nurse in Ingmar Bergman's movie Persona and the nurse character in this movie, or rather a reference to Yorgos Lanthimos' masterwork. In both films, we see a crisis of identity and characters who attempt to define their place in life, to condense a person's position, and to fill in the gaps without knowing what their shortcomings are.
In Kynodontas, Angeliki Papoulia had previously given me a "haaaayyytttt" reaction with her teething scene. In this movie, she gave me the same reaction with her cheek prick scene, both of which were in front of a mirror.
This is a brief introduction to Kynodontas.
The teaser has been released and we are eagerly awaiting it. Here is the link: http://youtu.be/qyjbwojtuda. Additionally, I believe the international name of the movie is "Alps".