For all of his seemingly out-there ideas and distinctive obsessions, Oscar-nominated Greek filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos
is one of world cinema’s most consistent creators. Even in his earliest solo feature, the hard-to-find “Kinetta
,” Lanthimos’ unique aesthetic and worldview takes center stage. In the 2005 feature, bound for a U.S. release after all these years, Lanthimos’ panache for building out disturbing self-contained worlds that are bound by their own wild logic and weirdo rules is clear.
Though the film screened at various festivals in 2005 and 2006, it was never released stateside. Thanks to New York’s Museum of the Moving Image
, the film will finally be available to American audiences, care of an upcoming run at the Queens institution. The film stars Aris Servetalis
, Evangelia Randou
, and Costas Xikominos
Per the film’s official synopsis: “In a desolate Greek resort town, three tenuously connected people are motivated by mysterious impulses. A plain-clothes