YORGOS LANTHIMOS, p.g.a. (Director/Produced by) was born in Athens, Greece. He
directed a number of dance videos in collaboration with Greek choreographers, in
addition to TV
commercials, music videos, short films and theatre plays. KINETTA, his first
feature film, played at
Toronto and Berlin film festivals to critical acclaim.
His second feature DOGTOOTH, won the Un Certain Regard Prize at the 2009 Cannes
festival, followed by numerous awards at festivals worldwide. It was nominated
for a Best Foreign
Language Film Academy Award (Oscar) in 2011. ALPS won the Osella for Best
Screenplay at the 2011
Venice film festival and Best Film at the Sydney film festival in 2012.
His first English language feature film THE LOBSTER was presented In Competition
at the 68th
Cannes Film Festival and won the Jury Prize. It also won Best Screenplay and
Best Costume Design at the
2015 European Film Awards. In 2017 it was nominated for a Best Original
Screenplay Academy Award
(Oscar). Colin Farrell was nominated for a Golden Globe and a European Film
Academy Award for his
performance in the film.
THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER, his fifth feature film, premiered in Competition
at the 70th
Cannes Film Festival and won the Best Screenplay award. It was nominated for
Best Director, Best
Screenplay and Best Actor (Colin Farrell) in the European Film Academy Awards.
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