Kinds of Kindness official trailer and release date
Kinds of Kindness (Atsushi Nishijima / Searchlight Pictures)

Searchlight Pictures debuted the official trailer for Kinds of Kindness, Yorgos Lanthimos’ dark comedy anthology film of three distinct but loosely connected stories.

Starring in the movie are Emma Stone, Jesse Plemons, Willem Dafoe, Margaret Qualley, Hong Chau, Joe Alwyn, Mamoudou Athie, Hunter Schafer, and Krystal Alayne Chambers.

The first chapter, “The Death of R.M.F.,” opens on Plemons’s Robert severing ties with his powerful boss (Dafoe) after being asked to complete an unforgivable task. Kindness jumps from that bleak character study to “R.M.F. Is Flying,” a portrait of a marriage in crisis that edges toward body horror: a cop (Plemons) is seemingly reunited with his long-missing spouse (Stone), but becomes convinced that though they look exactly the same, this woman is not actually his wife. Plemons and Stone again play opposite one another in “Eats a Sandwich,” with the latter’s Emily emerging as the focus as she embarks on a mysterious search.

Release Date

Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, Kinds of Kindness world premiered at 2024 Cannes Film Festival where Jesse Plemons won the Best Actor award; and opens in theaters on June 21, 2024.


Kinds of Kindness is a triptych fable, following a man without choice who tries to take control of his own life; a policeman who is alarmed that his wife who was missing-at-sea has returned and seems a different person; and a woman determined to find a specific someone with a special ability, who is destined to become a prodigious spiritual leader.


Rolling Stone review called the film ‘weird, wild, and way more than the sum of its f-cked-up parts’, wrote, “Once you land on its final irony, Kinds of Kindness reveals that… well, if you’re looking for some sort of simple revelation from Lanthimos’ sometimes pitiless, occasionally painful and often profoundly hilarious worldview, we wish you well. All three chapters are in conversation with each other, albeit one in a language that identical triplets might teach each other. They’re more than the sum of their collective parts, yet don’t present a cohesive thesis past the notion that people are strange. In the filmmaker’s view, however, they’re also people, and you somehow never feel like you’re watching one of the blithe feel-bad artists that treat characters like bugs wriggling on pins. It’s not cynicism but a chuckling curiosity that fuels this sideways parable, which aligns it with Lanthimos’ past work in the most perfect of ways. You can’t say that it’s a movie for everybody. But it takes all kinds.”

Official Trailer

Watch the official Trailer for Kinds of Kindness

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