Barbarians | Charles Dorfman | UK 2021 | 89 Min | DCP

Adam and Eve can’t believe their luck as they move into their sprawling new home in the countryside. The contract has not yet been signed, but at night, seller Lucas and his girlfriend stop by for dinner—a great opportunity to close the deal. What follows instead is a barrage of low-blow insults and transgressions, as the gloves and masks come off and the situation escalates. And then the doorbell rings. Barbarians is an intricate game of mirrors with disquieting undertones bordering on agony, embedded in a highly symbolic turf, carried by an outstanding ensemble cast.

Charles Dorfman
is a British multihyphenate. Studying theater at university and working as an actor for a few years, he now is a financier-producer and writer-director. Through his companies Samuel Marshall Films and Media Finance Capital, he has been involved in numerous projects, such as Untouchable, which documented the rise and fall of Harvey Weinstein, and The Lost Daughter, directed by and starring Maggie Gyllenhaal. Barbarians, his debut feature, had its world premiere at Fantastic Fest and Sitges in 2021.
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Language eOV
Cast Iwan Rheon, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Tom Cullen, Inès Spiridonov
Writer Charles Dorfman
Editing Tommy Boulding
Cinematography Charlie Herranz