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Venice Winner ‘Poor Things,’ Starring Emma Stone, Set as Opening Film at Camerimage

Awards contender “Poor Things” will open EnergaCamerimage, the cinematography-focused film festival that will take place in Torun, Poland, on Nov. 11-18.The film, starring Emma Stone and directed by Greek helmer Yorgos Lanthimos, won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival. Irish cinematographer Robbie Ryan, who lensed the film, will introduce “Poor Things” at Camerimage.Lanthimos […]

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Yorgos Lanthimos’ Latest Bizarre Movies Are Tame Compared to His Early Films

Greek filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos stormed into the art-house scene with The Lobster in 2015, introducing his particularly queasy brand of weird to international audiences, though it pales in comparison to the bizarreness of his early work. The director first received international attention after his third film, the Greek-language Dogtooth, became nominated for the Academy Award […]

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Hong Chau Joins Emma Stone, Jesse Plemons in Yorgos Lanthimos Film ‘And’ (Exclusive)

Hong Chau has joined the cast of the anticipated new film from “The Favourite” and “The Lobster” director Yorgos Lanthimos.Chau, who has been prolific in recent years, joins a stacked ensemble featuring Emma Stone, Jesse Plemons, Willem Dafoe and Margaret Qualley. Plot details are (frustratingly) under wraps from the Greek master of subversion, who has […]

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Kino Lorber Launches Free Streaming Channel for Cult Films (Exclusive)

Kino Lorber, the New York-based independent film distributor, is launching a free streaming channel dedicated to all things horror.The platform, titled Kino Cult, will be ad-supported and will featured hundreds of hours of curated films, with new titles added monthly. It bows in the U.S. and Canada on Oct. 1, right in time for spooky […]

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Cate Blanchett Has Wanted to Work With Yorgos Lanthimos for Years, and It Still Might Happen

Ever since his shocking Oscar-nominated feature “Dogtooth” made the international rounds, Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos has been in the sightlines of many actors intrigued by his surreal, unusual narratives and his subversive black humor. This was first evident in his dystopian comedy “The Lobster,” in which beguiling performances from Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, and John […]

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Venice Film Review: ‘The Favourite’

From the postmodern domestic sadism of “Dogtooth” to the leadenly fateful “mythic” phantasmagoria of “The Killing of a Sacred Deer,” I can’t say the cinema of Yorgos Lanthimos has ever been my cup of high-end art poison. Yet even from my doubting vantage, it’s hard to deny that Lanthimos has found an ideal vehicle for […]

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