Dogtooth ★★★★½

An effective quality I adore in Yorgos’ films is his restraint with holding the camera on people, he holds on simple images of faces for 20 seconds too long capturing this awkward sensibility that creates such a high level of unease. Even in the opening minutes of the film you get an immediate sense of what the film will be in terms of tone yet the film continues to surprise. His lack of movement with the camera mixed with the long drawn out editing style can completely change the tone of a scene that may otherwise fail to capture its point. Shots hold so long on things that should feel intimate for the audience such as sex or even something as small as looking a character directly in the face yet with how it’s presented it feels so cold and distant(in a good way).  It’s fascinating seeing how his style and presentation has grow after Dogtooth.

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