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'Dogtooth' Director Says His New Film 'Alps' Will Be Darker & More Extreme; Readying Pic For Cannes

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist March 8, 2011 at 10:54AM

How does one describe the insane fucked-up-ness and dark, dark, hilarity of the surprising Best Foreign Film nominee "Dogtooth" to the uninitiated? The film is basically about a couple of parents who terrorize their children into strict obedience and fuck with heads as to the meaning and relevance of a variety of words. It's fairly messed up, completely riveting and one of the most shocking films of last year. But also one of the most well regarded, picking up strong notices as it rounded the festival circuit last year. And for his effort, Yorgos Lanthimos is continuing down the provocative path he's cut for himself.
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How does one describe the insane fucked-up-ness and dark, dark, hilarity of the surprising Best Foreign Film nominee "Dogtooth" to the uninitiated? The film is basically about a couple of parents who terrorize their children into strict obedience and fuck with heads as to the meaning and relevance of a variety of words. It's fairly messed up, completely riveting and one of the most shocking films of last year. But also one of the most well regarded, picking up strong notices as it rounded the festival circuit last year. And for his effort, Yorgos Lanthimos is continuing down the provocative path he's cut for himself.

Speaking with 24 Frames, the director reveals that his next film "Alps" -- which, surprisingly, is already in the can -- take things even further. "It's darker and funnier. It goes to each extreme a little bit more," Lanthimos said. Oh boy.

Starring "Dogtooth" actress Aggeliki Papoulia, the film will tell the story "a group of people who agree to stand in for the lost loved ones of others, replicating their behavior and gestures, ostensibly to help with grieving." When we spoke with the director last year, it was something he was working on and he elaborated a little more about the story.

"Well, it's quite a different story really. It's mainly about death and substitution in a way. If you can substitute people that have died with other people and how difficult that can be. It involves the stories of many people, and I guess it has similarities with 'Dogtooth' in its tone, because it's quite dark as well, but is also funny and violent. It's contradictory, like 'Dogtooth' is," Lanthimos said.

And it looks we may get to see this one soon. Lanthimos is prepping "Alps" for entry at the Cannes Film Festival where last year, his film took home the Un Certain Regard prize and went all the way to Oscar recognition. Either way, we can't wait to see the twisted world he conjures up next.

This article is related to: Foreign Films, Foreign Directors, Alps, Yorgos Lanthimos


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