Kinds of Kindness

Trailer Review

STARR · RHINEBECK

Opens July 3

Yorgos Lanthimos rejoins forces with Dogtooth co-writer Efthimis Filippou for a triptych of dark absurdist comedy. Lanthimos’ stable of actors assume different roles to perform three separate stories that explore the savage balance between power, love, and mortality. This film promises everything we love about Lanthimos, from weirdness, to world building, to knockout performances by Emma Stone, Hunter Schafer, Mamoudou Athie, Hong Chau, Margaret Qualley, Willem Dafoe, and Jesse Plemmons (who won Best Actor in Cannes for this film). (dir.  Yorgos Lanthimos, Ireland/U.K/U.S, 2024, 165m)

“Much as he’s done in the past, this film dissects the casual cruelty of love and relationships through a combination of the filmmaker’s distinct sense of dark humor that occasionally flirts with something closer to a more strange sociological horror.” – Collider