Alps is a 2011 Greek drama film directed by Yorgos Lanthimos.It stars Aggeliki Papoulia and Ariane Labed, and was co-written by Lanthimos and Efthymis Filippou. A group of people start a business where they impersonate the recently deceased in order to help their clients through the grieving process.
It premiered in competition at the 68th Venice International Film Festival where it won Osella for Best Screenplay. It also won the Official Competition Prize for New Directions in Cinema at the Sydney Film Festival in 2012.
Let him lead you by the nose. Lanthimos knows exactly where he's going.
He was born in Athens, Greece. He has directed a number of dance videos in collaboration with Greek choreographers, in addition to TV commercials, music videos, short films and theatre plays. Kinetta, his first feature film, played at Toronto and Berlin film festivals to critical acclaim. His second feature Dogtooth, won the "Un Certain Regard prize" at the 2009 Cannes film festival, followed by numerous awards at festivals worldwide. It was nominated for a Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award (Oscar) in 2011. Alps won the "Osella for best screenplay" at the 2011 Venice film festival and Best Film at the Sydney film festival in 2012. His first English language film The Lobster will be presented in Competition at the 68th Cannes Film Festival.
Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
Writers: Efthymis Filippou (screenplay), Yorgos Lanthimos (screenplay)
Stars: Stavros Psyllakis, Aris Servetalis, Johnny Vekris