The Killing of a Sacred Deer

United Kingdom, Ireland, 2017 / 121 Mins

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos

Starring: Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman

Steven Murphy is a renowned cardiovascular surgeon presiding over a spotless household with his ophthalmologist wife Anna and their two exemplary children. Lurking at the margins of his idyllic suburban existence is Martin, a fatherless teen who Steven has covertly taken under his wing. As Martin begins insinuating himself into the family, the full scope of his intent becomes menacingly clear.

Preceding the main feature, and brought to you by Random Acts Presents, we are pleased to be showing the short film Goathland. Directed by Pippa Young, two figures wander the desolate Yorkshire Moors building inflatable worlds around themselves in the colourful Goathland.

Random Acts Presents is a joint initiative between Arts Council England, Channel 4 Random Acts and five National Network Centres (Tyneside Cinema, ICA, Calling the Shots, Rural Media and Screen South) working together to commission young artists and filmmakers to make short films. The project nurtures talent by providing mentorship and continuing professional development to all its artists and filmmakers.