The Light House Cinema, Smithfield, welcomes Oscar®-nominated filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos (Kinetta, Dogtooth) on Wednesday, 7th November. There will be a special advanced preview of his new film ALPS at 20.30 followed by a Q&A with the director.
Yorgos Lanthimos was born in Athens, where he studied directing for Film and Television. Throughout the 90’s he directed a series of videos for Greek dance-theatre companies.
Since 1995, he has directed a number of TV commercials in addition to music videos, short films and theatre plays. In 2011 he staged Chekhovs’ Platonov at the Greek National Theatre.
Kinetta, his first film, played at Toronto and Berlin film festivals to critical acclaim. His second feature Dogtooth (Kynodontas), won the Un Certain Regard prize at the 2009 Cannes film festival, followed by numerous awards at festivals worldwide. It was nominated for a Foreign Language Film Oscar in 2011. He was also named Best Director by the Dublin Film Critics Circle at the 2010 Jameson Dublin International Film Festival.
His latest film, ALPS tells the story of a group of people who offer a very unorthodox service to the community – A Nurse, a Paramedic, a Gymnast and her Coach have formed a service for hire. They stand in for dead people by appointment, hired by the relatives, friends, or colleagues of the deceased. The company is called Alps while their leader, the Paramedic, calls himself Mont Blanc. Although the Alps members operate under a discipline regime demanded by their leader, the Nurse doesn’t…
ALPS won the Osella for best screenplay at the 2011 Venice Film Festival and Best Film at the Sydney Film Festival in 2012.
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