Yorgos Lanthimos Set to Begin First English Language Film

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Academy Award nominee Yorgos Lanthimos, who garnered much attention for his film “Dogtooth,” is set to make his English-language film debut with “The Lobster.”

The director will begin shooting the film in Ireland this fall. The love story takes place in the future, where single people must adhere to strict regulations when finding a partner. Lanthimos wrote the script alongside his “Alps” and “Dogtooth” screenwriter Efthymis Filippou.

“The Lobster” is being supported by a few production companies, including Element Pictures (Ireland), Limp (Lanthimos’ UK production company), Scarlet Films (UK), Faliro House (Greece) and Haut et Court (France).

Lanthimos’ “The Lobster” was awarded the ARTE International Prize earlier this year at the 42nd International Film Festival of Rotterdam for the Best CineMart 2013 Project. Along with the prize, the filmmaker also received 7,000 euros.