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LWLies 103: The Kinds of Kindness issue


Yorgos Lanthimos never disappoints. After plunging us into the wild bacchanalian depths of Poor Things earlier this year – which we plunged into for our 101st issue – the Greek director is now firmly resettling back to his roots. A more contemporary time and place makes up the setting for yet another of his deranged explorations of the human condition, this time in the form of an anthology told in three seemingly unconnected parts.


Kinds of Kindness sees Lanthimos reuniting with trusty screenwriter Efthimis Filippou, with whom he co-wrote the screenplays for Dogtooth, Alps, The Lobster and The Killing of a Sacred Deer. Using a small ensemble of regulars and newcomers in different roles, the duo are once more brandishing their penchant for blowing provocative imagery out of proportion with sharp, absurdist humour whilst weaving characters in and out of each others’ lives. There’s tonnes to unpack within this nasty triptych of cerebral stories, where submission, manipulation, toxicity and control are turned into “kinds of kindness”.


In this stacked issue, we speak to Lanthimos and Filippou about the fruits of their legendary collaboration. We also meet with Emma Stone, Jesse Plemons, Willem Dafoe and Hong Chau, who speak to us about the processes behind crafting a unique set of characters.




Little White Lies launched in 2005 with the sole aim of creating a magazine that captures the excitement of talking about movies with good friends by bringing together impassioned, intelligent writing with striking illustration. Each issue of the magazine dedicates its entire front section to an upcoming theatrical release, drawing inspiration from the themes and visual tone of the carefully selected film. The back section features essential reviews of the latest movie releases, plus exclusive interviews, festival reports and more

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