Yorgos Lanthimos’s The Killing of a Sacred Deer is a contemporary take on Euripides’ Greek tragedy Iphigenia at Aulis. Colin Farrell stars as Steven, a well-respected surgeon and family man who lives in a lovely home with his opthalmologist wife Anna (Nicole Kidman) and their two over-achieving children Kim and Bob. Their put-together lives are soon disrupted by the increasingly intrusive visits made by Martin (Barry Keoghan – Dunkirk), a teenage boy connected somehow to Steven, who appears to be linked by the strange illnesses that suddenly fall upon the family. Disturbing and slyly funny, this story will stay with you long after you view it.
“A profound meditation on karma… Unforgettably unnerving.” — Empire