Film still from <em>The Killing of a Sacred Deer</em>. Image courtesy of Madman Films.

Film still from The Killing of a Sacred Deer. Image courtesy of Madman Films.

The Killing of a Sacred Deer

  • Sun 13 May 2018
  • 4—6:11PM
  • Len Lye Centre Cinema
  • General $12
  • Concession $10 for seniors, students and community service card holders (with valid ID)
  • Bookings essential
  • Hearing loop provided for the hearing impaired
  • Wheelchair spaces available. Free entry for a companion to assist an audience member who has a disability. Companion seat is automatically allocated when a wheelchair space is booked
  • Rating: M

Steven, a charismatic surgeon, is forced to make an unthinkable sacrifice after his life starts to fall apart, when the behavior of a teenage boy he has taken under his wing turns sinister.

Dr. Steven Murphy (Colin Farrell) is a renowned cardiovascular surgeon presiding over a spotless household with his ophthalmologist wife Anna (Nicole Kidman) and their two exemplary children, 12-year-old Bob (Sunny Suljic) and 14-year-old Kim (Raffey Cassidy). Lurking at the margins of his idyllic suburban existence is Martin (Barry Keoghan), a fatherless teen who Steven has covertly taken under his wing. As Martin begins insinuating himself into the family’s life in ever-more unsettling displays, the full scope of his intent becomes menacingly clear when he confronts Steven with a long-forgotten transgression that will shatter the Murphy family's domestic bliss.
Yorgos Lanthimos has crafted a sensational thriller brimming with unsettling humour and creeping dread, steeped in Greek tragedy, Hitchcockian psychodrama, and riveting suspense. Darting confidently between genres to subvert our expectations at every turn, The Killing of a Sacred Deer firmly cements Lanthimos in the pantheon of world-class auteurs and marks him as a cinematic provocateur without precedent.

UK/Ireland/US, 2017, Colour, 121min., Rated M Dir. Yorgos Lanthimos

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Film poster from <em>The Killing of a Sacred Deer</em>. Image courtesy of Madman Films.

Film poster from The Killing of a Sacred Deer. Image courtesy of Madman Films.

Film still from <em>The Killing of a Sacred Deer</em>. Image courtesy of Madman Films.

Film still from The Killing of a Sacred Deer. Image courtesy of Madman Films.

Film still from <em>The Killing of a Sacred Deer</em>. Image courtesy of Madman Films.

Film still from The Killing of a Sacred Deer. Image courtesy of Madman Films.

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