In terms of comparison, the only thing lacking was the amazing cinematography of Dogtooth. In my mind, Alps is a great film that deals with the effects of loss and displacement in a very, very bizarre way - which is perhaps the only accurate treatment of it.
It's a different beast than "Dogtooth" and shouldn't be viewed in the same context. "Alps" encapsulates the endless, recursive substitutions that people seek and provide. These roles exist solely in the absence of something -- something that has been lost in time, in memory, in fantasy, in tragedy. The existential void is palpable in every starkly composed scene yet begins to fill with emotional urgency.
It seems to me that the souls of the characters are either dead or in death agony; and they want it so badly to twist that situation by wearing the soul of a dead person in order to be able to survive, which is in fact a very strong idea. What prevents 'Alps' being a five-star film is its lacking sense of continuity.
Giorgos Lanthimos has yet again made a film that people who watch it would want to talk about it. He is a filmmaker with his own distinctive particular style, that exposes issues in a way that leaves us gasping for more.