Lanthimos to launch his new film at Cannes festival
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.”