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The Greek film "Dogtooth" took an award in Cannes

25 May 2009 / 11:05:51  GRReporter
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The movie “Dogtooth” of the 35 year old director Georgios Lanthimos took the prestigious Un Certain Regard Prize on the Cannes Festival.


Georgios Lanthimos’ first film is “My Best Friend” but his personal best, which bring him all the success, is film “Kinetta.”


With “Dogtooth” the Greek director managed to mesmerize the foreign media and for two months they have been talking about “a rare triumph of the Greek cinema.” Last year, the prize Un Certain Regard was given out to the British visual artist Steve MacQueen for “The Hunger” – a film, which later on tasted success.


Lanthimos not only took the prize from the hands of Paolo Sorentino (“Il Divo”), chairman of the jury but also left behind his back director names like Romano Korneliou Poroumboy from Romania, and Iranian Baman Ghobadi. His strange film talks about a family, which takes care of their children in locked houses.


“We are very happy and excited. Our film started its journey quietly and it reached to nights like tonight, when it received this prestigious award. We never even hoped for something like this even after the good critiques from the public and the media,” were the first words of Georgios Lanthimos and producer Georgios Tzourianis.


And it is true! Under the title “Grece animale,” Libération newspaper says: ““Dogtooth” brong the Greek cinema back to life…sarcastic…rebellious…it is a chronology of the everyday fascism. By using modern photography and aggressive style, Lanthimos is a cinema man, who manages to tie the viewer to his seat.”


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