Award-winning director Yorgos Lanthimos and actress Emma Stone have teamed up again for a new short film that is being shot exclusively in Greece. Lanthimos and Stone were the leading members of the Oscar-winning team for the acclaimed film The Favourite, and this will mark the first time the pair have worked together for a few years.
Stone arrived in Athens to meet up with Lanthimos, as they began shooting a new short that also stars Damien Bonnard. Plot details are under wraps, however, it has been confirmed that the entire project will be filmed in Greece.
According to Deadline, the project will combine visual arts and classical music and is set to be screened as part of an installation, accompanied by live orchestral ensembles, on May 22, 23 and 27, 2020, at the Stavros Niarchos Hall of the Greek National Opera at SNFCC, in Athens.
The film is the second commission in the series The Artist on the Composer, a collaboration between the Greek National Opera and the non-profit art organization NEON.
The first was made by Greek artist Nikos Navridis. They are funded by grants from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF), which is looking to enhance the Greek National Opera’s artistic outreach.
Stone recently announced her engagement to boyfriend Dave McCrary and the paparazzi have been following the actress around the Greek capital to capture images of her new diamond ring.