Yorgos Lanthimos


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Yorgos Lanthimos was born in Athens, Greece. He studied directing for Film and Television at the Stavrakos Film School 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 ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 54 wins & 121 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

The Lobster Director
(2015)
Dogtooth Director
(2009)
The Favourite Director
(2018)

Filmography

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 2022 Poor Things (directed by) (pre-production)
 2019 Nimic (Short) (directed by)
 2018 The Favourite (directed by)
 2015 The Lobster
 2013 Venice 70: Future Reloaded (Documentary)
 2013 Necktie (Short)
 2011 Alps
 2009 Dogtooth
 2005 Kinetta
 2002 Uranisco Disco (Short)
 1997 Despina Vandi: Deka Entoles (Video short)
 1995 O viasmos tis Hlois (Short)
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6' 1½" (1.87 m)
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Me, personally, what I want is to allow people to be engaged actively in watching the film. I like to construct films in a way that makes you feel a bit uncomfortable, be able to enjoy them, be intrigued, start to think about the meaning of things - and hopefully by the end of it, you'll have some strong desire to keep thinking about them. See more »

Trivia:

Loves the films of Robert Bresson, Stanley Kubrick, John Cassavetes, Luis Buñuel and Jean-Luc Godard. See more »

Trademark:

Absurdist black comedy See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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