Oscar Movies: Greek Lanthimos’ Dogtooth (2010)

Dogtooth, which won Cannes Film Fest Award for best feature in the Un Certain Regard series, was Greece’s nominee for the Best Foreign Language Oscar.

Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou ended the Cabinet meeting on January 25, 2011, saying: “The news that the film Dogtooth by Yorgos Lanthimos is nominated for Best Foreign Language Film goes far beyond the world of cinema, arts and culture. It concerns the whole country, its people, the new generation of artists who follow the motto “Yes, we can do it” during difficult times.”

He elaborated: “I won’t say that the news shows that miracles happen, because the success of Yorgos Lanthimos is based on hard work, talent and his endless potential. Features that characterize the creative forces which lead Greece to a new era; forces which deserve our support and they will have it. Bravo Yorgos.”