Yorgos Lanthimos returns with The Killing of a Sacred Deer, a dark, disturbing and simply wonderful film that more than follows up his preceding endeavour The Lobster. Both comparable in their indelible tone and aesthetic, another common theme between the two films is Colin Farrell, who stars as Dr Steven Murphy in this bleak, black comedy.

Farrell discuses what he describes as the ‘most bleak thing I’ve ever read’, and what it was that attracted him to sign on to the project. He also speaks about his working relationship with co-star Nicole Kidman, and he comments on Tim Burton’s Dumbo, which he shot soon after making this film.

Watch the full interview below…


Dr. Steven Murphy is a renowned cardiovascular surgeon who presides over a spotless household with his wife and two children. Lurking at the margins of his idyllic suburban existence is Martin, a fatherless teen who insinuates himself into the doctor’s life in gradually unsettling ways. Soon, the full scope of Martin’s intent becomes menacingly clear when he confronts Steven with a long-forgotten transgression that will shatter his domestic bliss forever.

The Killing of a Sacred Deer is released on November 3rd and you can read our review of the film here.