Why I Liked Dogtooth (2009)

Yorgos Lanthimos’ film is simultaneously bemusing and intelligent

Scene from Dogtooth: the family holds a funeral in the name of their “apparently” dead brother

Is it satire? A sharp critique of homeschooling? Plato’s allegory of the cave? If there is something Dogtooth (2009) achieves, that’s giving its viewers plenty of puzzling scenes to discuss. From the minutiae of the script to the surprisingly reduced €250,000 budget, almost everything about this movie is worth mentioning. The film received an…