Crítica de ‘Canino’Un cóctel de emociones tremendo Magnífico inicioEncerrados con su peor enemigoConclusión de ‘Canino’
The father, mother and three children live in a big house on the outskirts of a city. There is a very high fence around the house and the boys never left it. They are being educated, entertained, bored and exercised in whatever methods their parents deem appropriate, without any influence from the outside world. (AVALON DISTRIBUTION)
- Cannes: “A certain look” award (Un certain respect). 2009
- Sitges Festival: Official selection of feature films in competition. 2009
- Festival de Mar del Plata: Official selection of feature films in competition. 2009
- Oscar: Nominated for Best Foreign Film. 2010
- Guldbagge Awards (Sweden): Nominated for Best Foreign Film. 2011
- British Independent Film Awards (BIFA): Nom. best internal film. independent. 2010
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Canine introduces us to a couple whose children have never left the remote village in which they reside. The only education they received comes from their parents, who constantly deceive them.
This premise, so distressing, grabs the viewer and drags him into the dark heart of a sick and perverse family nucleus. Even so, Lanthimos it allows for moments of a certain mood that reduce the constant and oppressive tension.
The film mixes black comedy with drama in a masterful way. Lanthimos demonstrates a great narrative pulse showing shocking situations that added to its crudity have a tone of uncomfortable coolness reminiscent of the best Michael Haneke.
One of the surprises I had with this film came when the film started. The introductory scene, a close-up of the three children (a boy and two girls) while the recording is playing, where a few words and their supposed meaning are mentioned.
Only with those three minutes does the viewer realize the error in the matrix, the perversity of the situation, and you can smell something is wrong in that country house.
From that moment on, the universe of Canine invites reflection on topics as relevant to society as education, culture, lies or socialization.
The father as an authority figure is nothing new in cinema. Despite this, the Greek director manages to turn the situation around and present some cold and uncomfortable characters. The forced confinement that children are subjected to creates terrible situations that are treated with absolute normality.
The dance scene of one of the daughters begins as a perverse family party, but from the point of view of the characters it is nothing more than a party. Despite this, the dance is macabre, unpleasant and this is due to Angeliki Papoulia, the actress who plays the eldest daughter.
The sexual scenes stand out, which, following the tone of the film, represent a cold, macabre and chilling moment.
Canine It is a profound film that deserves to be seen with as little information as possible. Even so, revisiting it from time to time is a pleasure and allows us to reflect on the father figure and the education we receive.
Filmically, Lanthimos He has a style that I love, with a distance from his characters and a coolness that interests me, and this film is great.