Thesps Aggeliki Papoulia (Dogtooth) and Ariane Labed (the recent winner for Best Actress at Venice Int. Film Festival for Attenberg) will topline Giorgos Lanthimos’ third film, Alps.
Written by Lanthimos and Efthimis Filippou (also the co-scribe on Lanthimos’ Un Certain Regard winner), is the story of a hospital night nurse who provides peculiar services to families that have lost their loved ones. She is part of a group called Alpis, whose members offer, for a certain fee, to replace the recently deceased in their random everyday exchanges with the mourning families. Filming begins this month in Athens.
Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at IONCINEMA.com (founded in 2000). Eric splits his time between his home base in Montreal, NYC, and is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. Top 3 from 2016: Certain Women (Kelly Reichardt), Things to Come (Mia Hansen-Løve), Toni Erdmann (Maren Ade)