The Killing of a Sacred Deer premiere: A chat with Yorgos Lanthimos, Barry Keoghan and Raffey Cassidy on the red carpetCultureCinemaLondon Film Festival 2017
The Killing of a Sacred Deer is the unsettling new thriller from the director of dark satire The Lobster, Greek Yorgos Lanthimos. Once again collaborating with Colin Farrell, this film starts from the premise of a Greek metaphor about justice. The scene is set with the ostensibly peaceful suburban existence of a cardiologist Steven (Farrell), his opthamologist wife (Nicole Kidman) and their two young children Kim and Bob. However, that peace is disturbed once a strange young boy, Martin (Barry Keoghan), starts to insinuate himself in their lives. Blacker than night and perfectly orchestrated in its deadpan performances from an unbeatable cast, Lanthimos once again delivers a painfully sinister-yet-hilarious critique of contemporary middle-class living.
Lanthimos’s film had its UK premiere at the 61st BFI London Film Festival. We were there to greet the director and his cast on the red carpet as they arrived at the Odeon Leicester Square.
Irish actor Barry Keoghan spoke of having admired Lanthimos’s work and being drawn the the “weirdo” character of Martin.
Raffey Cassidy, who plays Kim, relayed the experience of having Nicole Kidman and Colin Farrell as her on-set parents and the more challenging parts of filming.
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The Killing of a Sacred Deer is released on 3rd November 2017. Read our review here.
Read more reviews and interviews from our London Film Festival 2017 coverage here.
For further information about the event visit the official BFI website here.