Yorgos Lanthimos was born in Athens. Throughout the 1990s he directed a series of videos for Greek dance-theater companies. Since 1995, he has directed a number of TV commercials in addition to music videos, short films and theater plays. Kinetta (2005), his first feature film, was screened at the Toronto and Berlin Film Festivals to critical acclaim. His second feature, Dogtooth, won the Un Certain Regard Prize at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival, and numerous awards at festivals worldwide followed. It was nominated for a Foreign Language Film Academy Award in 2011. Alps, his latest film, won the Osella Award for best screenplay at the 2011 Venice Film Festival and Best film at the Sydney Film Festival in 2012.
2011 Alpis2009 Dogtooth2005 Kinetta