Alps

Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos

Year: 2011
Running Time: 93
Color Type: Color
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Country: Greece
Language: Greek w/ English subtitles
Booking Inquiry Shop Home Video

Alps

Cast
Stavros Psyllakis
Aris Servetalis
Johnny Vekris
Ariane Labed
Aggeliki Papoulia

Crew
Writers Yorgos Lanthimos and Efthymis Filippou
Produced by Yorgos Lanthimos and Athina Rachel Tsangari
Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos


Alps is a mysterious and moving investigation into the process of mourning, a stunningly original follow-up to director Yorgos Lanthimos' Oscar-nominated debut, DOGTOOTH (2009).

An oddball group of four people (made up of two hospital employees, a gymnast, and her coach) form a secret society that sets out to ease the grieving process for those whose loved ones have died. For a fee they will act the part of the missing family member, learning their hobbies and eccentricities in order to help the customer accept their loss. As methadone is to heroin addiction, so are the Alps, as they call themselves, to the mourning process. But when the nurse known as Monte Rosa (Aggeliki Papoulia, also in DOGTOOTH) begins to attach too deeply to her subjects, their project spirals out of control into violence and confusion.

Winner of the Best Screenplay Award at the Venice Film Festival, Alps proves that co-writer and director Lanthimos is one of the most talented and provocative filmmakers working today.

Reviews

"A truly original work and a masterpiece of contemporary existentialism, confirming Lanthimos as Europe's most pertinent hope in...arthouse cinema." - Christoph Huber, Cinema Scope

"With 2009's acclaimed DOGTOOTH, Lanthimos earned a reputation as the laughing mortician of contemporary Greek culture. This splendidly icy, opaque picture goes further still, showing a world nudged off its axis and an emotional topography where the signposts are backwards and the satnav scrambled." - Xan Brooks, The Guardian

"There's a pleasure to be had in watching the progress of a European auteur who has something genuinely new to say, and a genuinely new way of saying it. [The] film manages to juggle absurdist comedy with bleak tragedy, a yearning desire for human warmth with outbreaks of sudden violence, all the while maintaining an impressive control of tone." - Lee Marshall, Screen Daily

"As bizarre and elliptical as DOGTOOTH and KINETTA, and like its offbeat predecessors has an inexplicable power to draw the viewer into its hermetic web of inhuman relationships." - Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter



Awards

  • Official Selection Toronto International Film Festival

Press Kit

Hi-Res Poster

Hi-Res Images

Trailer Embed Code

Interested in bringing Alps to your school or library? If you'd like to have an in-class viewing, on-campus screening, or purchase the DVD for your library's collection, please contact Estelle Grosso at EDU@kinolorber.com or call (212) 629-6880 with your request.

Alps may also be available with Public Performance Rights (PPR) and Digital Site Licensing (DSL) for colleges and universities. To purchase the DVD with PPR or DSL, please contact Estelle Grosso at EDU@kinolorber.com or call (212) 629-6880. Click here to learn more at Kino Lorber Edu.

To read more about Kino Lorber Edu's terms of use and ordering information, visit Kino Lorber Edu.

Join the conversation
'@KinoLorber' on Jul. 7 2020 at 7:24pm
RT' @r_emmet': Thrilled to announce that' @KinoLorber's' 2K restoration of Variety (overseen by director Bette Gordon from the original 16mm ca…
'@KinoLorber' on Jul. 7 2020 at 3:27pm
RT' @akstanwyck': How Virtual Cinema Will Help Arthouse Theaters Reopen Nationwide' https://t.co/1kAg8vwTl0' via' @indiewire'
'@KinoLorber' on Jul. 7 2020 at 3:25pm
RT' @KLStudioClassic': Coming September 29th! The Milagro Beanfield War (1988) • NEW Audio Commentary by Star Chick Vennera & Film Historian…
'@KinoLorber' on Jul. 7 2020 at 2:55pm
RT' @DVDBeaver': István Szabó's "Mephisto" Blu-ray - Klaus Maria Brandauer' @KinoLorber' US:' https://t.co/DbTU1vLhS2' CA:' https://t.co/AdrgzA7Xw…'
'@KinoLorber' on Jul. 7 2020 at 2:50pm
David Thewlis gives a "tour-de-force" (@screendaily) performance in Atom Egoyan's GUEST OF HONOUR, which also stars…' https://t.co/G0oJLHG66F'
'@KinoLorber' on Jul. 7 2020 at 12:18pm
@SaltpeterJohn 🤣🤣🤣 Didn't you see the giant burst on the cover? "The same great hard-coded Russian subs you love, j…' https://t.co/jd3RAngWuY'
'@KinoLorber' on Jul. 7 2020 at 12:09pm
George Cukor was #BornOnThisDay in 1899. He enjoyed a long and fruitful collaboration with Katharine Hepburn and we…' https://t.co/iToZa9mi5Q'
'@KinoLorber' on Jul. 7 2020 at 10:00am
RT' @KLStudioClassic': Coming September 29th! Gotcha! (1985) • NEW Audio Commentary by Director Jeff Kanew • NEW Audio Commentary by Enterta…
'@KinoLorber' on Jul. 6 2020 at 6:06pm
RT' @DVDBeaver': OUT TUESDAY: The Flesh and the Fiends [Blu-ray] (John Gilling, 1960)' @KinoLorber' US:' https://t.co/87pXgc3b3k' CAN: https://…
'@KinoLorber' on Jul. 6 2020 at 6:06pm
RT' @DVDBeaver': "Buccaneer's Girl" Blu-ray - Yvonne De Carlo' @KinoLorber' US:' https://t.co/jrpmyCUymb' CAN:' https://t.co/mnLTor24g0' BONUS CAPT…
Tweet Now!

Inquiries & Press

General Inquiries

Kino Lorber, Inc.
333 W. 39th St., Ste. 503
New York, NY 10018
Tel. (212) 629-6880
Tel. (800) 562-3330
Fax. (212) 714-0871

Press & Media

For publicity assistance and press inquiries please contact us by emailing dninh@kinolorber.com or calling 212-629-6880.

Educational

Please visit our educational site at www.KinoLorberEDU.com

For assistance with educational orders, please contact us at:

Phone:212-629-6880
Fax: 212-714-0871
Email: edu@kinolorber.com