Giorgos Lanthimos and Efthymis Filippou (writers), Giorgos Lanthimos (director) Dogtooth / 2009, USA 2010
The Greek film Dogtooth begins with a confounding if somewhat comedic episode wherein the three children of the house, a son, older daughter and younger daughter, turn on a tape recorder which tells them of the four words they must learn that day: Sea, Motorway, Excursion and Carbine. "The sea is a leather armchair with wooden arms." "A motorway is a very strong wind." "An excursion is a very resistant material." "A carbine is a beautiful white bird."
Los Angeles, March 21, 2011