Winner of the Un Certain Regard award at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival, Dogtooth is a macabre, surreal and inventive drama which pushes parenting extremes to the very edge. Terrified that their children will become contaminated by the outside world, a desperate husband and wife ban their offspring from leaving their isolated country estate. The parents feed their adult children false meanings for words (zombies become "little yellow flowers", the sea is a "large leather armchair"), allow them only to watch home movies and frighten them into compliance with tales of their disobedient older brother. But when the first seeds of rebellion are sown, there is no stopping the revolution.
Only when the dogtooth falls out...