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The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Released on 3rd November

Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos likes to make us uncomfortable. After the lovehotel lunacy of The Lobster, his latest English language feature, set in affluent North America, has Colin Farrell as an urbane surgeon and Nicole Kidman as his ophthalmologist wife (below). But what’s with the teenage boy who seems to have a sinister hold on Farrell? Lanthimos builds up style (and music) into full-throttle horror, spiked with his trademark absurdism. Cowinner of best screenplay at Cannes this year, he teases at classical tragedy but you can take your pick of themes—hypocrisy, control within families, responsibility and the mixture of science and superstition in contemporary life.

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In Prospect’s November issue: Joris Luyendijk and Stuart Ward try to uncover the way Britain is perceived by Europe and the rest of the world. Luyendijk—who lived in Britain for six years before recently moving back to his native Netherlands—explains that the Brexit vote has shown Europe that Britain needs time alone to find its identity again, while Ward—a native Australian—argues that its Britain’s imperial backstory that stops it from truly understanding what the world thinks of it. Elsewhere in the issue Jeffrey Lewis argues that US foreign policy has helped North Korea develop the nuclear bomb and we explore the effect that the Palestinian museum near Ramallah is having on the creation of a national identity. Also in this issue: Sameer Rahim profiles Armando Iannucci, Joseph Stiglitz on Britain’s tricky political situation.