Ireland, UK


Steven, an eminent cardiothoracic surgeon, is married to Anna, a respected ophthalmologist. They are well off
and live a happy and healthy family life with their two children, Kim, 14, and Bob, 12. Steven has formed a
friendship with Martin, a fatherless 16 year-old boy whom he has taken under his wing. Things take a sinister turn when Steven introduces Martin to his family, gradually throwing their world into turmoil and forcing Steven to make a shocking sacrifice or run the risk of losing everything.

Director's Biography

Yorgos Lanthimos was born in Athens, Greece.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 the Toronto and Berlin film festivals to critical acclaim. Lanthimos’s second feature DOGTOOTH, won the Un Certain Regard Prize at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival, followed by numerous awards at festivals world-wide. It was nominated for a Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award® in 2011. ALPS won the Osella for Best Screenplay at the 68th Venice Film Festival in 2011 and Best Film at the Sydney Film Festival in 2012. 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 the screenwriting award at the European Film Awards (EFAs). In 2017 it was nominated for a Best Original Screenplay Academy Award®. In spring 2017, Lanthimos shot his sixth feature in England, THE FAVOURITE, starring Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz and Olivia Colman. The film is set in 17th Century England during the reign of Queen Anne.

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Yorgos Lanthimos

Written by: Yorgos Lanthimos & Efthimis Filippou

Produced by: Ed Guiney, Yorgos Lanthimos

Cinematography: Thimios Bakatakis

Editing: Yorgos Mavropsaridis

Production Design: Jade Healy

Costume Design: Nancy Steiner

Make-Up & Hair: Tina Roesler Kerwin

Sound Design: Johnnie Burn

Cast: Colin Farrell (Steven Murphy), Nicole Kidman (Anna Murphy), Barry Keoghan (Martin), Raffey Cassidy (Kim Murphy), Sunny Suljic (Bob Murphy)

Nominations and Awards

  • European Director 2017
  • European Actor 2017
  • European Screenwriter 2017
  • Feature Film Selection 2017