Yorgos Lanthimos in 2015
1973 (age 44–45)|
|Occupation||Film director, theatre director, screenwriter, producer|
Life and career
Lanthimos was born in Athens. He studied directing for film and television at Hellenic Cinema and Television School Stavrakos in Athens. Through the 90s 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. He was also a member of the creative team which designed the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.
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 Kinetta which premiered at the 2005 Toronto Film Festival. His third feature film Dogtooth won the Prix Un Certain Regard at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 83rd Academy Awards. His fourth feature 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. The film was selected to compete for the Palme d'Or at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival and won the Jury Prize. During the 75th Venice Film Festival he presented his latest work The Favourite and won the Grand Jury Prize.
- 2002: D.D.D by Dimitris Dimitriadis, Theatro tou Notou (Amore-Dokimes)
- 2004: Bluebeard 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)
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- "Nominees for the 83rd Academy Awards". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 2011-01-25.
- "2015 Official Selection". Cannes Film Festival. Archived from the original on April 18, 2015. Retrieved 16 April 2015.
- Henry Barnes (24 May 2015). "Cannes 2015: Jacques Audiard's Dheepan wins the Palme d'Or". The Guardian. Retrieved 24 May 2015.
- Rebecca Ford (24 May 2015). "Cannes: 'Dheepan' Wins the Palme d'Or". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 24 May 2015.
- Ο Λάνθιμος στο Εθνικό (in Greek). Athens-Macedonian News Agency. 2011-02-01. Archived from the original on March 6, 2012. Retrieved 2 February 2011.