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Wednesday, 25 January 2017 15:43
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YORGOS LANTHIMOS FILM 'THE LOBSTER' IS OSCAR NOMINATED FOR "BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY"

Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz star in Yorgos Lanthimos film entitled 'The Lobster'. This is the first time the Greek director’s film is entirely in English.

Variety magazine described the movie as an “unconventional love story set in a dystopian future where finding a partner is a matter of life and death.” The script was co-written by Yorgos Lanthimos and his collaborator Efthimis Filippou.

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“I’m very grateful to have the opportunity to work with such great actors. Their contribution to our film will enrich and expand the world we are trying to create and explore. Furthermore, our team of old and new collaborators makes me very confident and excited to start making this film,” - Greek Director, Yorgos Lanthimos.

Greece’s director, Yorgos Lanthimos was nominated for an Oscar in 2011, for the movie Dogtooth in the Best Foreign Language Film of the Year category.

"4.1 MILES" OSCAR NOMINATED SHORT DOCUMENTARY. SEE FULL DOCUMENTARY BELOW:

Daphne Matziaraki's film 4.1 Miles captures a day in the life of a Greek Coast Guard Captain whose job is to try to save refugees trying to cross the Aegean Sea. It was featured as a New York Times Op-Doc, won a Student Academy Award, and it’s been nominated for an Oscar in the short documentary category.

DAPHNE MATZIARAKI: "When you are caught between life and death I think there is no other option. When the captain told me put the camera down I didn't think about it at all... I completely forgot that I was filming."


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