Academy nominated Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos will once again be competing in Cannes with this latest feature “The killing of a sacred deer”.
Lanthimos’ film has been included in the competitive section of the 70th Cannes Film Festival, according to the official programme announced on Thursday.
No stranger to Cannes, Lanthimos third feature Dogtooth won the Prix Un Certain Regard at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 83rd Academy Awards. His fourth feature film Alps (2011) won the Osella Award for Best Screenplay at the 68th Venice International Film Festival.
In 2015 Lanthimos’ Lobster was selected to compete for the Palme d’Or at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival and won the Jury Prize. ‘
The acclaimed Greek director’s latest offering starring Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman and Alicia Silverstone is his second English-language film based on a screenplay he has co-written with Efthimis Filippou, in turn based on a Euripidean tragedy. A surgeon attempts to take in a sinister teenage boy, with disastrous results for his family.
The film was nominated for Best Original Screenplay at the 89th Academy Awards. The festival will take place between 17 and 28 May.