Perhaps the most outré film ever nominated for a Best Foreign Language Oscar, Lanthimos’s audacious international breakthrough is a brilliantly demented parable of power and control. Behind the hedges of their secluded suburban home, a mother and father go to elaborate lengths to keep their son and two daughters ignorant of the outside world—even as the now-adult children grow dangerously curious about sex, a pair of verboten VHS tapes, and what lies beyond the garden wall. It all culminates in an unforgettably unhinged, Flashdance-meets-Dada setpiece that, like Lanthimos’s body of work as a whole, is as darkly funny as it is disturbing.