Lanthimos’s first solo feature bears, in uncompromisingly lo-fi form, the hallmarks of his singular sensibility: the enigmatic relationships between characters, the mannered performance style, and the obsessive interest in power dynamics and manipulation. In a depopulated seaside resort town, a hotel maid, a photographer, and a go-kart fanatic with a kinky side seek respite from the stultifying ennui of everyday life by compulsively staging charged, violent encounters with one another—a morbid ritual that turns increasingly dangerous. The nearly dialogue-free script puts the focus on Lanthimos’s jagged, handheld visuals, which are at once uncomfortably intimate and eerily detached.