Giuls’s review published on Letterboxd:
“You are in favour. But favour is a breeze that shifts direction all the time.”
Yorgos Lanthimos is able to bring on screen the classic tragedies which were a huge part in the ancient Greek culture. It's clear where he takes elements from this tradition and where he conforms them to fit in his story, such as the repetitive musical rhythm used in particular scene that derives directly from tragedies.
Aesthetically is beautiful, the color palette gives the idea of something apparently light (with more white tones) but that's too little compared to shades of black/blue, to represent the anxious and not positive atmosphere in the palace.
The characters are driven by the desire of power, they sin of arrogance ("ubris" in Greek, a sin which was heavily punished by gods and a trait often depicted in tragedies, once again).
It's a movie that keeps you continuously hypnotised, without letting you time to take your eyes off the screen.