#730: Dogtooth

aikpsnxycvxc65wmsvkas8tnctu#730 – Dogtooth, (Κυνόδοντας), 2009, Yorgos Lanthimos

Three teenagers are confined to an isolated country estate that could very well be on another planet. The trio spend their days listening to endless homemade tapes that teach them a whole new vocabulary. Any word that comes from beyond their family abode is instantly assigned a new meaning. Hence ‘the sea’ refers to a large armchair and ‘zombies’ are little yellow flowers. Having invented a brother whom they claim to have ostracized for his disobedience, the uber-controlling parents terrorize their offspring into submission

#795: The Travelling Players

ksxtjopanfi5hwor40oxj07ld8x#795 – The Travelling Players, (Ο θίασος), 1975, Theo Angelopoulos

This expansive Greek drama follows a troupe of theater actors as they perform around their country during World War II. While the production that they put on is entitled “Golfo the Shepherdess,” the thespians end up echoing scenes from classic Greek tales in their own lives, as Elektra plots revenge on her mother for the death of her father, and seeks help from her brother, Orestes, a young anti-fascist rebel.