To some, the name Yorgos Lanthimos may not immediately spring to mind, but his films certainly will. From the forcible detention and linguistic curiosities of Dogtooth, Alps’ peculiarly sweet attitude to loss and grief, and The Lobster’s indisputably unique premise, he’s a director you’ll remember if you’ve experienced at least one of them.
His latest film – the Palme d’or nominated The Killing of a Sacred Deer – once again reunites him with acclaimed actor Colin Farrell in a darkly comic tale of revenge and sacrifice.
I sat down with Yorgos during the 61st BFI London Film Festival to talk to him about his film – one which will make you squirm in discomfort – as well as the ethical quandaries he faces during filming and his relationship with the absurdism that runs through all of his features.
Read the full interview at CineVue.