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Dogtooth by Yorgos Lanthimos

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awards/nominations:

Cannes Film Festival 2009, France, “Un Certain Regard” -Prix Un Certain Regard -Prix de la Jeunesse

Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award, 2011

Sarajevo Film Festival 2009, Bosnia and Herzegovina, “Competition Feature Film”

-The Special Jury Award Heart of Sarajevo for Best Actress (Aggeliki Papoulia – Mary Tsoni)

SITGES Festival Internacional de Cinema Fantastic de Catalunya 2009
-Best Motion Picture Fantastic – Young Jury Award Citizen Kane Award for Best New Director

Montreal Festival du Nouveau Cinema 2009- Louve d’ Or

Montpellier Mediterranean Film Festival 2009 -Young Audience Award

Estoril International Film Festival 2009, Portugal – Great Award

Stockholm International Film Festival 2009 – The Bronze Horse Award for Best Film

Trieste Film Festival 2010, Italy – Special Mention

Jameson Dublin International Film Festival 2010, Ireland – Best Director – The Dublin Film Critics Circle Awards

RiverRun International Film Festival 2010 (Winston – Salem, NC), U.S.A – Best Director

Mosaico d’ Europa Film Fest 2010, Italy – Special Mention

Hellenic Film Academy Awards 2010, Athens, Greece –

Best Film- Best Director- Best Script- Best Actor in a Supporting Role- Best Film Editing

Festival Participations

Cannes Film Festival 2009, France, “Un Certain Regard”
München FilmFest 2009, Germany, “International Panorama”
Âge d’ Or, Cinédécouvertes 2009, Bruxelles, Belgium
Jerusalem International Film Festival 2009, Israel
Auckland Film Festival 2009(New Zealand International Film Festival),
New Zealand Melbourne International Film Festival 2009, Australia,
“International Panorama” Sarajevo Film Festival 2009, Bosnia and Herzegovina, “Competition Feature Film Toronto International Film Festival 2009, Canada, World Contemporary Cinema
Reykjavik International Film Festival 2009, Iceland
Bangkok Film Festival 2009, Thailand
SITGES Festival 2009 Internacional de Cinema Fantastic de Catalunya
Montreal Festival du Nouveau Cinema 2009
Pusan International Film Festival 2009, South Korea
Warsaw International Film Festival 2009
London Film Festival 2009
Bergen Intl Film Festival 2009, Norway
Mostra Internacional de Cinema de Sao Paulo 2009, Brazil
Montpellier Mediterranean Film Festival 2009
Mumbai Intl Film Festival 2009 , India
Leeds International Film Festival 2009,
Estoril International Film Festival 2009, Portugal
Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival 2009, Taiwan
Festival Internacional de Cine de Mar del Plata 2009, Argentina Stockholm International Film Festival 2009, Sweden
Around the World in 14 days 2009, Germany
Tallinn Black Nights 2009, Estonia
Trieste Film Festival 2010 Italy
Rotterdam Film Festival 2010, Netherlands
Glasgow Film Festival 2010, U.K.
Jameson Dublin International Film Festival 2010, Ireland
Belgrade International Film Festival 2010, Serbia
SXSWeek 2010, Austin, U.S.A.
Bradford International Film Festival 2010, U.K.
Hong Kong International Film Festival 2010, Hong
Flatpack Festival, Birmingham 2010, U.K.
New Directors New Films 2010, New York, U.S.A
Istanbul Film Festival 2010, Turkey
Maryland Film Festival 2010 (Baltimore, MD), U.S.A
Sarasota Film Festival 2010 (Sarasota, FL), U.S.A
Cyprus Film Days 2010, Cyprus
Nashville Film Festival 2010 (Nashville, TN), U.S.A
RiverRun International Film Festival 2010 (Winston – Salem, NC), U.S.A
CPH:PIX Copenhagen 2010, Denmark
Mosaico d’Europa Film Fest 2010, Italy
Mediterranean Film Festival Split 2010, Croatia
Transilvania Intl Film Festival 2010, Poland
Helsinki Intl Film Festival2010, Finland

web site:http://www.dogtooth.gr

story

The father, the mother and their three kids live at the outskirts of a city. There is a tall fence surrounding the house. The kids have never been outside that fence. They are being educated, entertained, bored and exercised in the manner that their parents deem appropriate, without any influence from the outside world. They believe that the airplanes flying over are toys and that zombies are small yellow flowers. The only person allowed to enter the house is Christina. She works as a security guard at the father’s business. The father arranges her visits to the house in order to appease the sexual urges of the son. The whole family is fond of her, especially the eldest daughter. One day Christina gives her as a present a headband that has stones that glow in the dark and asks for something in return.

Director

Yorgos Lanthimos studied film and television direction at Stavrakos Film School in Athens. Since 1995 he has directed feature films, theatre plays, videodance and a large number of TV commercials. He was also a member of the creative team which designed the opening and closing ceremonies of the Athens 2004 Olympic Games.

Filmography

2005. Kinetta (feature film).
2001. Uranisco Disco (short film).

Participation of KINETTA in film festivals 2005 TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, SECTION “DISCOVERY” 2005 INTERNTIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION 2006 HARVARD FILM ARCHIVE, BOSTON, “NEW FILMS FROM EUROPE” 2006 BERLINALE, INTERNATIONAL FORUM OF NEW CINEMA 2006 FILM COMMENT “SELECTS,” LINCOLN CENTER, NEW YORK 2006 LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2006 LIBERTAS FILM FESTIVAL, DUBROVNIK, CROATIA 2006 CALCUTTA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, INDIA 2006 “ENTREVUES” FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU FILM DU BELFORT, FRANCE 2007 BOSTON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2007 “I MILLE OCCHI” TRIESTE FILM FESTIVAL, ITALY

Theatre

2008. Theatro tou Notou (Amore), Natura morta in un fosso by Fausto Paravidino
2004. Theatro Porta, Blaubart by Dea Loher
2002. Theatro tou Notou (Amore-Dokimes), D.D.D by Dimitris Dimitriadis

Team

A Boo production in co production with the Greek Film Centre, Yorgos Lanthimos and Horsefly Productions.

Father: Christos Stergioglou
Mother: Michele Valley
Older Daughter: Aggeliki Papoulia
Son: Christos Passalis
Younger Daughter:Mary Tsoni
Christina: Anna Kalaitzidou

Directed by: Yorgos Lanthimos
Written by: Yorgos Lanthimos, Efthimis Filippou
Producer: Yorgos Tsourgiannis
Executive Producer: Iraklis Mavroidis
Associate Producer: Athina Tsangari
Director of Photography: Thimios Bakatakis
Art Direction & Costumes: Elli Papageorgakopoulou
Editing: Yorgos Mavropsaridis
Sound Recordist: Leandros Ntounis
Production Manager: Stavros Hrisogiannis
Production Company: BOO PRODUCTIONS
Co-production: Greek Film Center, Yorgos Lanthimos, Horsefly Productions

Poster

Video

Stills

Downloads

dogtooth press kit, Cannes Film Festival

dogtooth press kit, Kino Lorber

stills, high resolution