Chevalier

In the remarkable new film from New Greek Cinema prodigy Athina Rachel Tsangari (Attenberg), six men confined to a luxurious yacht compete in an absurdist game that lays bare the roots of male antagonism and competitiveness.

New Greek Cinema auteur Athina Rachel Tsangari (Attenberg) puts masculinity under a microscope in this hilarious and incisive study of the games men play. During a week-long excursion on a luxury private yacht, six men decide to pass the time by engaging in a game to determine which of them is “The Best in General.” As the competition escalates through a series of increasingly bizarre contests — which range from deck-swabbing to sleep posture to IKEA assembly — good sportsmanship goes out the window as the men jockey for position and desperately try to hide their assorted flaws from the spotlight of public scrutiny.

See Chevalier in UK cinemas from 22 July 2016.