3 teenagers are confined to an isolated country estate that could very well be on another planet. the trio spend their days listening to endless homemade tapes that teach them a whole new vocabulary. any word that comes from beyond their family abode is instantly assigned a new meaning. hence ‘the sea’ refers to a large armchair and ‘zombies’ are little yellow flowers. having invented a brother whom they claim to have ostracized for his disobedience, the über-controlling parents terrorize their offspring into submission.
dir.: giorgos lanthimos drama 2009
in 2011 it became only the 5th ever greek film to be nominated for an oscar. the last film nominated from greece was ifigeneia (1977).