Oscar Directors: Lanthimos, Yorgos (Dogtooth)

The Lobster, the first English language film by Yorgos Lanthimos, world premiered at the 2015 Cannes Film Fest in competition.

Lanthimos’ second feature, Dogtooth, won numerous international awards including top prize of the series Un Certain Regard at the Cannes Film Fest. It was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

His third feature, Alps, won the Osella for Best Screenplay at the 2011 Venice Film Festival among other awards.

The Lobster, co-written by Lanthimos and his long-time collaborator, award-winning writer Efthimis Filippou, was shot entirely on location in Ireland.