Tate Modern Film

Yorgos Lanthimos: Kinetta

Yorgos Lanthimos Kinetta Greece, 2005 - 5

Yorgos Lanthimos Kinetta Greece, 2005

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Acclaimed Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos of Dogtooth 2009 and Alps 2011, will present his rarely screened first film Kinetta 2005, in the UK for the first time.

Kinetta, a Greek desolate resort town, inhabited during the off-season by migrant workers. Lanthimos studies the cryptic activities of an inscrutable trio (a policeman, a photographer and a hotel maid) who barely speak and who pass the time by staging re-enactments of murders.

The policeman with a passion for automobiles, tape recorders and Russian women, investigates a series of recent murders in the area. He enlists the help of a photo-store clerk, a loner who is a part-time videographer, and a young hotel maid, who will be performing the role of the female victims. This oddball trio engages in a succession of murder re-enactments, directed by the cop with exhaustive attention to detail but questionable scientific purpose…

We know nothing more of these people. Not even their names. They will disappear in the first flood of summer vacationers...

Followed by Q&A with director

Yorgos Lanthimos Kinetta, 94 min

This screening is part of Scalarama, a celebration of cinema across the UK and beyond throughout September. Read the article on Kinetta in Scalarama 2014 Newspaper. Presented in partnership with Second Run who will release Kinetta on DVD in January 2015. 

Curated by George Clark, Assistant Curator, Film, Tate Modern.

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Date & Time

21 September 2014 at 17.30–20.00