Yorgos Lanthimos' ('The Favourite', 'The Lobster') 'The Killing of A Sacred Deer' won the award for best screenplay at Cannes 2016.
Steven (Colin Farrell), an eminent cardio surgeon, is married to Anna (Nicole Kidman), a respected ophthalmologist. They live a happy and healthy family life with their two children, Kim and Bob. But Steven has formed a friendship with Martin (Barry Keoghan), a fatherless 16 year-old boy whom he has taken under his wing.
Things take a sinister turn when Steven introduces Martin to his family, gradually throwing their world into turmoil and forcing Steven to make a shocking sacrifice or run the risk of losing everything.
★★★★ "The battle between ice-cool irony and full-blooded horror remains perpetually unresolved" - Mark Kermode's Film of the Week, The Observer
★★★★★ "An unforgettably unnerving experience" - Andrew Lowry
★★★★★ "The weirdest, most mesmerically unsettling film of the year" - Robbie Collin, The Telegraph
★★★★★ "This is like a high-tension Hollywood thriller that’s been beaten over the head by the works of Ingmar Bergman on crystal meth" - Kevin Maher, The Times