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June 1, 2012 - New York, NY - Kino Lorber is proud to announce the theatrical release of Alps (2011), Yorgos Lanthimos' much-anticipated follow-up to the acclaimed and Academy Award(R)-Nominated Dogtooth (2010).
Written by Yorgos Lanthimos and Efthymis Filippou (Dogtooth, L), the film stars Ariane Labed, winner of the Best Actress award at the Venice Int. Film Festival for Attenberg (2010), and Aggeliki Papoulia, who co-starred in Dogtooth.
Set to open on July 13 at New York's Cinema Village, Alps will expand to other markets nationwide in the following months - that included a late-August release at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco and an opening at the Cinefamily, in Los Angeles, CA.
With Alps, director Yorgos Lanthimos brings to the screen the story of a group of people who specialize in playing the role of deceased people to anyone (usually relatives, friends or colleagues of the deceased) willing to pay for their services.
Their company, called Alps, is managed by Mont Blanc (Aris Servetalis), a strict boss who keeps his employees under a close watch. But when the company's nurse (Aggeliki Papoulia) decides to get off her scripted routine, this eccentric group starts falling to pieces.
Born in Athens, Greece, where he studied directing for film and television, Yorgos Lanthimos has become a central figure in Greece's art scene since the release of his first film Kinetta (2005).
He has directed videos for dance-theatre companies, television commercials, music videos, short films and stage plays, besides writing and directing the Academy Award-Nominated (Best Foreign Language Film) and Un Certain Regard winner (Cannes Film Festival) Dogtooth.