Lan­thi­mos to launch his new film at Cannes fes­ti­val

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Crit­i­cally ac­claimed and award­win­ning Greek film­maker Yor­gos Lan­thi­mos, of “Lob­ster” and “Dog­tooth” fame, re­turns to one of the world’s most pres­ti­gious film fes­ti­vals to launch his lat­est project.

Pre­mier­ing at Cannes next month, “The Killing of a Sa­cred Deer” is Lan­thi­mos’s sec­ond col­lab­o­ra­tion with Hol­ly­wood star Colin Far­rell af­ter 2015’s “Lob­ster,” and also stars Ni­cole Kid­man, Raf­fey Cassidy and Ali­cia Sil­ver­stone. Or­ga­niz­ers of the event in south­ern France an­nounced the fes- tival lineup yes­ter­day.

Writ­ten by Lan­thi­mos and his reg­u­lar creative part­ner Efthymis Filip­pou, “The Killing of a Sa­cred Deer” tells the tale of a sur­geon’s ef­forts to in­tro­duce a teenage boy into his dys­func­tional fam­ily and all the ways the ex­per­i­ment goes wrong.

Lan­thi­mos won the Un Cer­tain Re­gard award in Cannes in 2009 for “Dog­tooth,” which was also nom­i­nated for a Best For­eign Lan­guage Film Os­car, and the jury prize in 2015 for “Lob­ster.”

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