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Interview: Yorgos Lanthimos – ALPS

“When the end is here the ALPS are near.” Concluding my trio of interviews with the folks from ALPS, we have acclaimed co-writer/director Yorgos Lanthimos who came off back-to-back prestige wins for Dogtooth (winner at Cannes Un Certain Regard section) and a Best Screenplay win in Venice. No stranger to TIFF (as he debuted his first solo effort with Kinetta) the Greek helmer treats us to a film about being in character, remaining in character and losing yourself to a character. In my audio sit-down with the helmer, we discussed his accidental involvement in theater work, his various aesthetic choices, the creation of his band of characters and his the difficulty of putting together a film when funding isn’t exactly in place.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric 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. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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