Feature Competition

Poor Things
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(Pobres Criaturas)
Director: Yorgos Lanthimos  
Duration: 2h 21m
Year: 2023
Country: Irland, United Kingdom, USA
Genre: Comedy, Drama

Venice Film Festival, Golden Lion
North American Critics Association, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor
Los Angeles Critics Association, Best Leading Actress, Best Cinematography

Golden Globes (2024), Best Picture, Best Director, Best Leading Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Screenplay, Best Original Score

The incredible tale about the fantastical evolution of Bella Baxter (Emma Stone); a young woman brought back to life by the brilliant and unorthodox scientist, Dr. Godwin Baxter (Willem Dafoe).

Yorgos Lanthimos

Yorgos Lanthimos 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 theater 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. His first English language film The Lobster was presented in Competition at the 68th Cannes Film Festival. Moreover, The Lobster was nominated for the Best Original Screenplay by the Academy and won Best Screenplay and Best Costume Design at the European Film Awards of 2015. The Killing of a Sacred Deer was also presented in Competition at the 70th Cannes Film Festival where it won the award for the best Screenplay. Lanthimos’s previous film The Favorite was screened at José Ignacio International Film Festival.