Live score by Coupler.
Where Lanthimos shines as a filmmaker is in turning a dark mirror towards our own lives and revealing the absurdity of many of our rituals and beliefs. His characters transgress social norms in a way that makes us deeply uncomfortable, even if we fail to pinpoint exactly why. Is it the mechanical cadence of a character’s speech? The fact that he divulges the most intimate details of his personal life with casual disinterest? Or, maybe, the Kubrickian way that the…