He has directed a number of dance videos in collaboration with Greek choreographers, in addition to TV commercials, music videos, short films and theatre plays.
KINETTA, his first feature film, played at Toronto and Berlin film festivals to critical acclaim.
His second feature DOGTOOTH, won the Un Certain Regard Prize at the 2009 Cannes film festival, followed by numerous awards at festivals world-wide.
His first English-language feature film THE LOBSTER was presented in competition at the 68th Cannes Film Festival and won the Jury Prize. It also won European Screenwriter and Costume Design at the 2015 European Film Awards.
THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER, his fifth feature film, premiered in competition at the 70th Cannes Film Festival and won the Best Screenplay award. It was nominated for European Director, Screenwriter and Actor (Colin Farrell) in the European Film Awards.
2019 - THE FAVOURITE
2017 - THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER
2015 - THE LOBSTER
2009 - DOGTOOTH
2005 - KINETTA
Cast & Crew
Directed by: Yorgos Lanthimos
Written by: Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara
Produced by: Ceci Dempsey, Ed Guiney, Lee Magiday, Yorgos Lanthimos
Cinematography: Robbie Ryan
Editing: Yorgos Mavropsaridis
Production Design: Fiona Crombie
Costume Design: Sandy Powell
Hair & Make-up: Nadia Stacey
Sound: Johnnie Burn
Main Cast: Olivia Colman (Queen Anne), Rachel Weisz (Lady Sarah), Emma Stone (Abigail), Nicholas Hoult (Harley), Joe Alwyn (Masham)
Nominations and Awards
- European Cinematography 2019
- European Editing 2019
- European Costume Design 2019
- European Hair & Make-Up 2019
- European Comedy 2019
- European Film 2019
- European Director 2019
- European Actress 2019
- People's Choice Award 2019
- EFA Feature Film Selection 2019