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 45 wins & 96 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

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

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 2018 The Favourite (directed by)
 2015 The Lobster
 2013 Venice 70: Future Reloaded (Documentary)
 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' 0½" (1.84 m)
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[on The Lobster] We started from the obvious thing, which was relationships-romantic relationships in particular-and love-couples questioning whether there is love. How do you find it? How do you realize when you've found it? And constructing this whole world around these kinds of questions. Then you touch up on all these other themes that have to do with how we construct our lives, our world, ... See more »

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It was the work of Andrei Tarkovsky and Robert Bresson that changed him from film student to director. See more »

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Focus on power dynamics in relationships See more »

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