Fans of last year’s warped family drama and art house hit, Dogtooth, (if you haven’t seen this incredible film yet, you need to rectify that ASAP) will be happy to learn that not only has director Yorgos Lanthimos finished his new film, but it’s due to premiere (in competition) at this year’s Venice Film Festival which begins at the end of the month.

Here’s the synopsis for Alps, a film which Lanthimos claims is “darker and funnier” than his debut, and “goes to each extreme a little bit more”:

A Nurse, a Paramedic, a Gymnast and her Coach have formed a service for hire. They stand in for dead people by appointment, hired by the relatives, friends, or colleagues of the deceased. The company is called Alps while their leader, the Paramedic, calls himself Mont Blanc. Although the Alps members operate under a discipline regime demanded by their leader, the Nurse doesn’t… From the director of the Oscar-nominated DOGTOOTH

You may recall that Dogtooth won the Un Certain Regard prize at Cannes, and was nominated for Best Foreign Film at this year’s Oscars, so it’s fair to say that Alps has entered the highly anticipated category for lovers of extreme European cinema. Check out the first images from the film, below.

Via The Playlist.