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Yorgos Lanthimos (Greek: Γιώργος Λάνθιμος; born 1973) is a Greek filmmaker and theatre director.[1]

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Yorgos Lanthimos

Yorgos Lanthimos was born in Athens. He studied directing for Film and Television at the Stavrakos Film School in Athens. Through the 90’s he directed a series of videos for Greek dance-theater companies. Since 1995 he has directed a large number of TV commercials, in addition to music videos, short films and experimental theater plays.[2] He has also been a member of the creative team which designed the opening and closing ceremonies of the Athens 2004 Olympic Games.[2][3]

His feature film career started with the mainstream film My Best Friend where he shared directing credits with mentor Lakis Lazopoulos and was followed by the experimental film Kineta which premiered in Toronto Film Festival.[4]

His third feature film the 2009 film Dogtooth won the Prix Un Certain Regard at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival[5][6] and has been nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 83rd Academy Awards.[7]

His fourth feature film Alps (film) (2011) won the Osella Award for Best Screenplay (Yorgos Lanthimos and Efthimis Filippou) at the 68th Venice International Film Festival.[8]


2001 My best friend (O kaliteros mou filos) (co-director, with Lakis Lazopoulos)[4]
2001 Uranisco Disco (short film) [3]
2005 Kinetta [3]
2009 Dogtooth (Kynodontas) (Prix Un Certain Regard, 2009 Cannes Film Festival, Oscar-nominated) [5]
2010 Attenberg (actor, co-producer) [2]
2011 Alps (Alpis)


2002 D.D.D by Dimitris Dimitriadis, Theatro tou Notou (Amore-Dokimes)
2004 Blaubart by Dea Loher, Theatro Porta
2008 Natura morta in un fosso by Fausto Paravidino, Theatro tou Notou (Amore)
2011 Platonov by Anton Chekhov, National Theatre of Greece (New Scene – Nikos Kourkoulos)[9]


^ "Διάκριση για την ελληνική ταινία «Κυνόδοντας» στο Φεστιβάλ των Καννών" (in Greek). Ta Nea (tanea.gr). 2009-05-23. Retrieved 2009-05-24.
^ a b c Sakaridis, Yannis. "10 Greek Filmmakers to Watch". raindance.org. Retrieved 2 February 2011.
^ a b c "DOGTOOTH - Press Kit". Cannes Film Festival. festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-05-23.
^ a b Pavlaki, Despina (2009-10-25). "Film: Dogtooth". Athens News. Retrieved 2 February 2011.
^ a b "Un Certain Regard Awards Ceremony". Cannes Film Festival. festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-05-23.
^ Hernandez, Eugene (2009-05-23). ""Dogtooth" Wins Top Cannes Un Certain Regard Prize". IndieWIRE (indiewire.com). Retrieved 2009-05-23.
^ "Nominees for the 83rd Academy Awards". oscars.org. Retrieved 2011-01-25.
^ http://www.labiennale.org/en/cinema/festival/awards/
^ "Ο Λάνθιμος στο Εθνικό" (in Greek). ANA-MPA. 2011-02-01. Retrieved 2 February 2011.

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