Colin Farrell in a scene from Yorgos Lanthimos' "The Killing of a Sacred Deer,” which co-won Cannes best screenplay award.
Photo courtesy of Cannes film festival
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The Greek master of the weird Yorgos Lanthimos picked up the best screenplay award at the Cannes Sunday for his icy thriller "The Killing of a Sacred Deer".With "Dogtooth," his second full-length feature, Lanthimos took the top prize in Cannes' 2009 Un Certain Regard section.Featuring Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz and John C. Reilly, his first English-language feature ended up bagging the third-place jury prize at Cannes."Lobster" made over $5 million worldwide and secured him an Oscar nomination for best foreign language film in 2017 – Greece's first such accolade in over 30 years.Lanthimos was also in talks to film "The Favourite," a period drama starring Weisz and Emma Stone about the rule of Queen Anne in 17th-century Britain.
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