The first feature for which celebrated international auteur Yorgos Lanthimos received solo directorial credit, Kinetta takes place in a desolate Greek resort town where three tenuously connected people are motivated by mysterious impulses. A plain-clothes cop pursues triple passions for cars, tape recorders, and Russian women; a lonely, lovesick clerk works as a part-time photographer; and a hotel maid aspires to be an actress through unconventional methods.
Never before released in the United States, this darkly comic and insinuatingly hypnotic film comprises the extraordinary solo directorial debut from Lanthimos, whose first three narrative features (Kinetta, Dogtooth, Alps) defined the Greek New Wave before he shifted to English-language films, including Academy Award nominees The Lobster and The Favourite. - MoMI
- Audio commentary by film critic Amy Simmons