The Cinema of Yorgos Lanthimos: Films, Form, Philosophy (Paperback)

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The Cinema of Yorgos Lanthimos: Films, Form, Philosophy (Paperback)

By Eddie Falvey (Editor)


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From the critical and commercial fanfare his films generate, it is largely understood that Yorgos Lanthimos is one of the more interesting filmmakers to have emerged out of the new century. A markedly transnational filmmaker, between Dogtooth and The Favourite Lanthimos has managed to traverse the gap between the art-house and mainstream while not once sacrificing his unique style and worldview. His films, while often difficult, showcase his talents as a filmmaker, collaborator, and commentator on the human condition. Accompanied by a trademark acerbic wit, Lanthimos's films take aim at humanity's more contemptible and absurd designs as he explores a thematic preoccupation with, among other things, power, trauma, isolation, sex, and violence.

This edited collection covers everything from an early career that was marked by experimentation with a range of different media to international festival hits including Dogtooth, The Lobster, The Killing of a Sacred Deer, and the Academy Award-winning "historical" epic The Favourite, Lanthimos's most successful feature to date. All his work demonstrates a fascinating contravention of aesthetic, thematic, and generic boundaries that forms the basis of some of the analyses to be found here. Featuring a roster of talented scholars, both new and established, The Cinema of Yorgos Lanthimos: Films, Form, Philosophy provides a timely compendium of critical approaches to one of the most distinct voices in contemporary film.
Eddie Falvey completed his PhD in Film Studies at University of Exeter, UK and is now an academic researcher and educator. He has published widely on film and associated media and his most recent research focuses on spectatorship and ethics in relation to screen violence. He is author of Re-Animator (2021) and co-editor of New Blood: Critical Approaches to Contemporary Horror (with Joe Hickinbottom and Jonathan Wroot, 2020).
Product Details ISBN: 9781501375507
ISBN-10: 1501375504
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication Date: February 22nd, 2024
Pages: 304
Language: English