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Film: The Killing of a Sacred Deer at the IFI (audio described and captioned screening)

13 Nov 2017 (Past)

Irish Film Institute

Steven, a charismatic heart 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.

Steven (Colin Farrell) is engaged in a bizarre relationship with sixteen-year-old Martin (Barry Keoghan) in Yorgos Lanthimos’s (Dogtooth, 2009; The Lobster, 2015) outstanding new film that pushes the director’s signature style to extremes of inky-black humour and horror.

Steven introduces Martin to his wife, Anna (Nicole Kidman), and two children. The boy ingratiates his way into their lives, and is the catalyst for a series of increasingly strange events. Similar to his earlier work, Lanthimos presents a universe that obeys its own internal logic; characters once again deliver dialogue in a deliberately flattened and artificial manner.

Open Captioned (OC) screenings for November in the IFI are as follows:

Call Me By Your Name
Friday, November 10th at 15.20
Monday, November 13th at 20.20

The Killing of a Sacred Deer
Monday, November 13th at 13.20
Wednesday, November 15th at 18.15

The Florida Project
Tuesday, November 14th at 13.10
Thursday November 16th at 20.20

Audio Description (AD) will be available on all screenings of these three films.

Watch: Trailer for The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Irish actor Barry Keoghan as Martin in The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017).

A surgeon never kills a patient. An anaesthesiologist can kill a patient, but a surgeon never can.

Irish actor Barry Keoghan as Martin in The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017).


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The Killing of a Sacred Deer