Categories: 2010 Films

Time: 7:30 pm
Director: Giorgos Lanthimos
Feature (2009)
Viewer Discretion Advised

The father, the mother and their three kids live in a house at the outskirts of a city. There is a tall fence surrounding the house and the kids have never left their house. They are being educated, entertained, boarded and exercised in the manner that their parents deem appropriate, without any influence from the outside world. They believe that the airplanes flying over are toys and that zombies are small yellow flowers. The only person allowed to enter the house is Christina. She works as a security guard at the father’s business. The father arranges her visits to the house in order to appease the sexual urges of the son. The whole family is fond of her, especially the eldest daughter. One day Christina gives her a headband as a present that has stones that glow in the dark and asks for something in return.



  • Best Movie Award, Prix De La Jeunesse, 2009 – Cannes Film Festival, Un certain regard
  • Special Jury Award,Heart of Sarajevo for Best Actress(Aggeliki Papoulia and Mary Tsoni), 2009 – SARAJEVO FILM FESTIVAL
  • Louve d’ Or Award, 2009 – Montreal Festival du Nouveau Cinéma
  • Best Motion Picture Fantastic – Young Jury Award, Citizen Kane Award for best New Director, 2009 – Sitges Festival International De Cinema Fantastic De Catalunya
  • Prix du Jeune Public du CMCAS Languedoc, 2009 – Festival International Cinéma Méditerranéen Montpellier
  • The Bronze Horse Award for Best Film, 2009 – Stockholm International Film Festival, Sweden
  • Special Mention, 2010 – Trieste Film Festival