Academy Award Nominated Dogtooth (2010) Now Available on Blu-ray

Kino International


DOGTOOTH, NOMINATED IN THE BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE  FILM CATEGORY FOR THE 83RD ACADEMY AWARDS®,
NOW AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAY

Dogtooth Blu-ray
New York, NY –  – Kino International is proud to announce the Blu-ray release of Yorgos Lanthimos’ DOGTOOTH. Recently nominated by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences in the Foreign Language Film category for the 83rd Academy Awards®, DOGTOOTH is set to street on March 29, 2011, with a SRP of $34.95.

 

Already available on DVD, iTunes, Amazon, Netflix and several on demand channels, Yorgos Lanthimos’ DOGTOOTH is a hyper-stylized mixture of physical violence and verbal comedy.

The story is focused on three teenagers who are confined to their parents’ isolated country estate and kept under strict rule and regimen. Terrorized into submission by their father, the children spend their days devising their own games and learning an invented vocabulary (a salt shaker is a “telephone,” an armchair is “the sea”). However, their routine changes when a trusted outsider, brought in to satisfy the son’s libidinal urges, offers forbidden VHS tapes in return for sexual favors – unleashing an unexpected chain of events.

Dogtooth - Still

Hristos Passalis as Son

Born in Athens in 1973, director Yorgos Lanthimos studied film and television direction at Stavrakos Film School. Since 1995, he has directed numerous short films (including 2001’s

Uranisco Disco), experimental theater, music videos and commercials; his first feature film was 2005’s internationally-acclaimed Kinetta

This is only the 5th time that a Greek film has been nominated for an Academy Award®. The last nomination was in 1977, for Michael Caycoyannis’ Iphigenia.

Dogtooth Still #2
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For requests regarding DOGTOOTH, please contact Rodrigo Brandão at (212) 629.6880 ext. 12 (rodrigo@kinolorber.com).

For stills, pressbooks, poster images and DVD covers, please click on the link below:
FESTIVAL/AWARD HIGHLIGHTS

Best Film,
Best Director,
Best Script,
Best Actor in a Supporting Role,
Best Film Editing.
– Greek Film Academy Awards
Prize Un Certain Regard.
– Cannes International Film Festival

Special Jury Award.
– Sarajevo Film Festival

Best Film Award.
– Stockholm International Film Festival
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