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Yorgos Lanthimos commences The Killing of a Sacred Deer

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- Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman star in European auteur’s latest

Yorgos Lanthimos commences The Killing of a Sacred Deer
Director Yorgos Lanthimos

After the critical and commercial success of The Lobster [+see also:
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Greek-born, UK-based director Yorgos Lanthimos has reunited with star Colin Farrell for The Killing of a Sacred Deer, principal photography for which has commenced in Cincinnati, US. Co-written by Lanthimos and his regular collaborator Efthymis Filippou, the film features Farrell as a charismatic surgeon forced to make an unthinkable sacrifice after his life starts to fall apart, when the behaviour of a teenage boy he has taken under his wing turns sinister. Nicole Kidman also stars as the wife of Farrell’s character, along with Barry Keoghan (known for his turn in ’71 [+see also:
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), Raffey Cassidy (Tomorrowland), Sunny Suljic (The Unspoken), Bill Camp (12 Years a Slave [+see also:
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) and US actress Alicia Silverstone (Clueless).

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Lanthimos made his feature debut in 2001 with My Best Friend, co-directed by Lakis Lazopoulos. With acclaimed films like Kinetta (2005), Dogtooth [+see also:
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(2009), Alps [+see also:
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(2011) and The Lobster (2015), he has established a reputation as a European auteur. The Lobster won the Cannes Jury Prize in 2015 and Dogtooth won Cannes’ Prix Un Certain Regard in 2009, before going on to receive an Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Language Film. 

Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe’s Element Pictures, whose credits include The Lobster, Oscar and BAFTA winner Room [+see also:
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, 11 Minutes [+see also:
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, Frank [+see also:
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and The Wind That Shakes The Barley [+see also:
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interview: Rebecca O’Brien
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, amongst many others, produce The Killing of a Sacred Deer. The UK’s Film4 and New Sparta Films and the Irish Film Board are financing the film. HanWay Films is handling international sales. A24 is on board as US distributor.

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