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Yorgos Lanthimos to compete in Cannes Film Festival

The Festival will take place between 17-28 May

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Nicole Kidman in Yorgos Lanthimos' The Killing of a Sacred Deer.

21 April 2017

Two years after being awarded the Cannes Film Festival Jury Special Prize for 'The Lobster', Yorgos Lanthimos returns to the Croisette.

This time around, he's a contender for the 'Golden Palm', the highest honour of the world's largest and most acclaimed Film Festival.

His latest film, 'The Killing of a sacred deer', starring Nicole Kidman, Alicia Silverstone and the Lobster star, Colin Farrell, made it to the Festival's official selection.

Written by the director's main creative partner, Efthimis Filippou, the film revolves around the story of a a surgeon who tries to bring a teenager into his family with poor results. The creative duo is said to be inspired by an ancient tragedy of Euripides.

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