Yorgos Lanthimos Discusses The Irrational Physicality & Ridiculousness Of ‘The Favourite’ In 45 Minute Talk [Video]

The Playlist | 1/19/2019 | Julia Teti
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Yorgos Lanthimos has been quietly building his filmography for decades. Studying theatre directing in Greece, the filmmaker is having his best year to date with the rapid critical, awards, and box office success of “The Favourite.” Earning near-universal acclaim and now well into the grind of awards season, “The Favourite” feels like a crowning achievement for the filmmaker. The road to “The Favourite” has been just as fascinating; the director has created some of the most interesting pieces of modern cinema with his own idiosyncratic style and collaborations.

Lanthimos, whether on purpose or by happenstance, has created the Greek Weird Wave. With early ventures like “Dogtooth,” and “Alps,” Lanthimos became well-known to the wider filmmaking community with his deeply eccentric works often both disturbing and hilarious in equal measure. Unnerving audiences with body movements as a visual language rather than his words, creating an austere world that required further investigation, the filmmaker created a unique body of work.

Lobster - Audiences - Notice - Oscar - Nomination

It wasn’t until “The Lobster” that American audiences began to really take notice. Earning his first Oscar nomination, Lanthimos’ dystopian future of relationships and loneliness catapulted his name working with the likes of Colin Farrell, John C. Reilly, and future ‘Favourite’ collaborators Rachel Weisz and Olivia Colman. 2015 became the year Lanthimos ingratiated himself with greater...
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