Yorgos Lanthimos

Yorgos Lanthimos

  • Birthday: 1973-09-23
  • Place of birth: Athens, Greece
  • Also know as: Γιώργος Λάνθιμος

Biography

Yorgos Lanthimos was born in Pangrati, Athens. He was raised mainly by his mother. His father, Antonis Lanthimos, was a professional basketball player who played for Pagrati B.C. and the Greece national basketball team, and was also a basketball instructor at the Moraitis School. Having graduated from the Moraitis School, Lanthimos went on to study Business Administration and played for a period in Pagrati B.C. He eventually dropped out and went on to study Directing for Film and Television at the Hellenic Cinema and Television School Stavrakos (HCTSS) in Athens. He has directed a number of dance videos in collaboration with Greek choreographers, in addition to TV commercials, music videos, short films and theater 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 film 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 film The Lobster was presented in Competition at the 68th Cannes Film Festival. Moreover, "The Lobster" was nominated for the (Oscar about the) Best Original Screenplay by the Academy and won Best Screenplay and Best Costume Design at the European Film Awards of 2015. His fifth project "The Killing of a Sacred Deer" was also presented in Competition at the 70th Cannes Film Festival where it won the award for the best Screenplay. His sixth feature "The Favourite" premiered at the 75th Venice International Film Festival, where it won the Grand Jury Prize and the Volpi Cup for Best Actress for Colman. His seventh feature "Poor Things" is a science-fiction romantic comedy based on the same-name 1992 novel by Alasdair Gray. Premiered at the 80th Venice International Film Festival on September 1, 2023, where it won the Golden Lion. Lanthimos's newest film "Kinds of Kindness" is an upcoming anthology film.

Filmography

Attenberg

2010

As Engineer

Production

The Last Fakir

2005

As Thanks

Chevalier

2015

As Thanks

Pity

2018

As Thanks

In Fabric

2018

As Thanks

Dogtooth

2009

As Director

Alps

2011

As Director

Kinetta

2007

As Director

The Lobster

2015

As Director

The Favourite

2018

As Director

My Best Friend

2001

As Director

Nimic

2020

As Director

Poor Things

2023

As Director

Bleat

2022

As Director

Uranisco Disco

2002

As Director

The Rape of Chloe

1995

As Director

Necktie

2013

As Director

Kinds of Kindness

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As Director

Save the Green Planet

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As Director

The Rape of Chloe

1995

As Editor

Attenberg

2010

As Producer

The Lobster

2015

As Producer

Alps

2011

As Producer

Dogtooth

2009

As Producer

The Favourite

2018

As Producer

Bleat

2022

As Producer

Poor Things

2023

As Producer

Necktie

2013

As Producer

Kinds of Kindness

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As Producer

Dogtooth

2009

As Screenplay

Alps

2011

As Screenplay

Kinetta

2007

As Writer

The Lobster

2015

As Screenplay

Nimic

2020

As Writer

Bleat

2022

As Writer

The Rape of Chloe

1995

As Writer

Uranisco Disco

2002

As Writer

Kinds of Kindness

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As Writer

Dogtooth

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As Original Film Writer

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