Cannes 2015: Director dismisses language ‘fuss’
By Kev Geoghegan
Arts and entertainment reporter
16 May 2015
From the section Entertainment & Arts
The Greek director of a film in competition at Cannes has insisted there is no significance to European directors making films in English.
Yorgos Lanthimos, whose film The Lobster stars Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz, said: “I don’t know what the fuss is about”.
Italian directors Paulo Sorrentino and Matteo Garrone also have films at the festival not in their native languages.
“It’s just a strange and interesting coincidence,” Lanthimos said.
“It’s always happening in this time and age, people live everywhere,” he added.
“I don’t think it really means anything.”
Lanthimos’s film – a dark comedy about people having to find their mate or be transformed into animals – was shot entirely on location in Ireland.
Colin Farrell signed autographs for fans ahead of the film’s premiere
The film is competing for the coveted Palme D’Or award
The Lobster, along with Garrone’s Tale of Tales – starring Salma Hayek and Toby Jones – and Sorrentino’s Youth – starring Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel, are are among those shortlisted for the Palme d’Or.
The film had its red carpet premiere in Cannes on Friday night.
Lanthimos’s previous film, Dogtooth, which was made …read more
Source:: BBC Entertainment