- CULVER CITY, Calif.
Production company Superprime has added filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos to its directorial roster for U.S. commercial representation.
Lanthimos is a multi-award-winning director whose first English language feature film The Lobster, starring Golden Globe nominee Colin Farrell, won the Jury Prize at the 68th Cannes Film Festival in 2015. The film also won Best Screenplay and Best Costume Design at the 2015 European Film Awards and was nominated for an Academy Award in the category of Best Original Screenplay. Lanthimos’ most recent film, The Favourite, stars Olivia Colman, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz. The Favourite premiered last month at the Venice Film Festival, where it won the Grand Jury Prize and Olivia Colman won the Best Actress Award.
Lanthimos was born in Athens and began his career directing dance videos in collaboration with Greek choreographers, in addition to TV commercials, short films and theater plays. Lanthimos’ first feature film was Kinetta. He went on to make the Oscar-nominated feature Dogtooth and Alps, winner of Best Screenplay at the 2011 Venice Film Festival. Lanthimos’ additional work includes 2017’s The Killing of a Sacred Deer, which won Best Screenplay in Cannes, and a short film vignette for Radiohead’s “Identikit.”
John Lesher, managing director of Superprime, described Lanthimos as “a true master whose unique voice adroitly fuses tension and comedy in a form that is pure cinema and wholly his own.”