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Yorgos Lanthimos | Greek Film Director

Updated: Mar 31

Yorgos Lanthimos is an awarded Greek director, producer and screenwriter for cinema and theatre.

Photo Title: Yorgos Lanthimos promoting The Lobster at Fantastic Fest 2015 | Photo by: anna Hanks from Austin, Texas, USA, Yorgos Lanthimos, THE LOBSTER, Fantastic Fest 2015 -9674 (27161878820), Crop | Smaller Profile by G.P., CC BY 2.0

He was a main member of the team of people who designed the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. His great film career started with the film "My Best Friend" (co-directed with Lakis Lazopoulos) and continued with the film Kinetta (2005 Toronto Film Festival). His next film "Dogtooth" won the Prix Un Certain Regard Award (2009 Cannes Film Festival) and was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 83rd Academy Awards. His fourth film "Alps" (2011) won the Osella Award for Best Screenplay at the 68th Venice International Film Festival. The script for his fifth film "The Lobster" was awarded with the ARTE International Award as Best CineMart Project for 2013 at the 42nd International Film Festival Rotterdam, and it was also selected to compete for the Palme d'Or Award at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, which finally won the Jury Prize.


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