Slowly, deliberately, Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos builds the story his film “Alps” tells, and that’s a good thing because the story becomes increasingly strange. Four characters drive the meandering and sometimes confusing story. These two men and two women assume the identities of recently deceased loved ones—not for nefarious purposes but to ease the grief of those left behind.
Co-writer and director Yorgos Lanthimos isolates a family within their walled compound and then watches them emotionally and physically taunt and torment each other. The point emerges via an audio taped language lesson in the first minutes of the film.