TIFF58 – Carte Blanche: Efthimis Filippou

Award-winning Greek screenwriter, playwright and author Efthimis Filippou, regular collaborator of the acclaimed Greek filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos, with whom he wrote internationally successful films Dogtooth, Alps, The Lobster and The Killing of a Sacred Deer (all directed by Lanthimos), is given a carte blanche in the 58th Thessaloniki International Film Festival to select ten of his favorite films. Filippou will attend this year’s edition.

Among other international screenwriting awards, Filippou (born 1977, Athens, Greece) is the winner of the Best Screenplay Award for The Killing of a Sacred Deer (Cannes FF 2017, shared with Lanthimos / tied with Lynne Ramsay for You Were Never Really Here), as well as the Golden Osella award for Best Original Screenplay for Alps (Venice IFF 2011, also shared with Lanthimos), while The Lobster was nominated for the Academy Award® for Best Original Screenplay in 2017.

Filippou will attend the 58th TIFF to accompany his favourite films; the line-up reflects his unconventional and unexpected look on cinema, also highlighted in his writings.

The films:

  • A View To A Kill, John Glen, United Kingdom, 1985, 131’
  • Barry Lyndon, Stanley Kubrick, UK-USA-Ireland, 1975, 184’
  • Benny’s Video, Michael Haneke, Austria-Switzerland, 1992, 105’
  • The Butcher / Le Boucher, Claude Chabrol, France-Italy, 1970, 93’
  • Martha, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, West Germany, 1974, 116’
  • Stand By Me, Rob Reiner, USA, 1986, 89’
  • The Conversation, Francis Ford Coppola, USA, 1974, 113’
  • The King Of Comedy, Martin Scorsese, USA, 109’
  • The Photograph / I fotografia (La photo), Nico Papatakis, Greece-France, 1986, 102’
  • Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?, Mike Nichols, USA, 1966, 131’

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Thessaloniki International Film Festival