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 55 wins & 123 nominations. See more awards »


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The Lobster Director
Dogtooth Director
The Favourite Director


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  AND (filming)
  Poor Things (directed by) (post-production)
 2022 Bleat (Short)
 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)
 2000 Sakis Rouvas: Antexa (Music Video short)
 1999 Sakis Rouvas: Den ehei sidera i kardia sou (Music Video short)
 1999 Sakis Rouvas: I kardia mou (Music Video short)
 1999 Sakis Rouvas: Theleis i de theleis (Music Video short)
 1998 Mando: Mataia (Music Video short)
 1997 Kalliopi Vetta: To tragoudi ston aera (Music Video short)
 1997 Despina Vandi: Deka Entoles (Music Video)
 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 »


Was also a member of the creative team which designed the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. See more »


A flair for the perverse See more »

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