Yorgos Lanthimos is one of the most enigmatic filmmakers of our times: through his much-lauded features Dogtooth, The Lobster, The Favourite and Killing of a Sacred Deer, the auteur makes us rethink and reimagine.
His latest work sees him as cryptic as ever with a new comedy short film, Bleat. Commissioned as part of the Greek National Opera and non-profit NEON program ‘The Artist on the Composer’, the work stars Emma Stone and Damien Bonnard and marks the first film shot in Lanthimos’ native Greece since he left in 2011. Set on the island of Tinos in 2020, the black and white trailer doesn’t give too much away, however it does show a traditional Tinos house, Emma Stone wandering a rocky beach, an elderly couple holding hands, a man rising from bed and a goat (think back to the title of the film).
Bleat will premiere in Athens on 5th May, the public screening dates are from 6th to 8th May at the Stavros Niarchos Hall, Athens, with three public performances running on each day.