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Yorgos Lanthimos Biography
Greek filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos was nominated for an Oscar — along with his co-writer Efthymis Filippou — for the original screenplay to 2016’s The Lobster. His best known film is 2018’s The Favourite, a critical favorite and awards season leader.
Lanthimos got into feature films after a career in marketing and television commercials. His second feature, 2009’s Dogtooth, was a hit at Cannes and was nominated for an Oscar as the best foreign film.
The Lobster was an arthouse hit, but Lanthimos’s unorthodox plot and touches of absurdism didn’t have mass appeal. Nonetheless, he became a talking point for the future of Greek cinema.
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