Kinds of Kindness

2 hours 44 minutes

R

Maine Film Center

Maine Film Center, 93 Main Street, Waterville, Maine

“Sweet dreams are made of this…/Everybody’s looking for something,” as the lyrics go. If you loved Yorgos Lanthimos’ multiple Oscar-winning 2023 film Poor Things, you have been looking for his next—and here it is. Emma Stone, Willem Dafoe, and Margaret Qualley return from Poor Things, and are joined by Jesse Plemons (Civil War), Joe Alwyn (The Favourite), and Hong Chau (The Whale, The Menu). An anthology of three stories, connected through themes of love and obsession, embodies a mixture of the comic and the unsettling as Lanthimos makes a full return to his roots. A man without choice tries to take control of his own life; a policeman is alarmed that his wife, who was missing at sea, has returned and seems a different person; and a woman is determined to find a specific someone with a special ability who is destined to become a prodigious spiritual leader. “Lanthimos’s unwavering, matter-of-fact style embodies the unquestioning nature of his characters. And while the internal logic of his controlled worlds feels ironclad, it never really is. The filmmaker’s precision is a ruse, a magic trick designed to make us think one thing while quietly building a case for its opposite”—New York Magazine.

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