The story of a disciplined and sexually driven man who keeps his family isolated in his home for years to protect them from the “evil nature” of human beings while inventing (with his wife) rat poison. –IMDb
Arturo Ripstein y Rosen (born December 13, 1943 in Mexico City) is a Mexican film director who got his break into movies working as an uncredited assistant director for Luis Buñuel. In 1965, he directed his first feature, Tiempo de Morir. Written by Carlos Fuentes and Gabriel García Márquez, in which he began a tradition of making independent films written by high-profile Latin-American authors.Many of his films are shot in tawdry interiors, with bleak brown color schemes, and seedy pathetic characters who manage to achieve a hint of pathos and dignity.
I talked to Ripstein about all this Dogtooth controversy today, and he said that when he heard Lanthimos had been nominated for the Oscar he thought of sending him a message saying: I heard about the nomination, I hope we win.