David Lean Lecture: Yorgos Lanthimos

Thanasis Gavos   Friday, 2 February 2018; 7:15-10:15pm
BAFTA, Lanthimos

BAFTA-nominated director, writer and producer Yorgos Lanthimos (The Killing of a Sacred Deer, The Lobster) will deliver BAFTA’s prestigious film lecture and share insights into his craft.

Lanthimos’ first features Kinetta and Dogtooth (2009) garnered critical acclaim, with the latter gaining the director an Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Language Film.

His first English language film, dystopian black comedy The Lobster (2015) was nominated for Outstanding British Film in 2016.

The Killing of a Sacred Deer, Lanthimos’ fifth feature, premiered in Competition at the 70th Cannes Film Festival in 2017, winning Best Screenplay .

The David Lean Lecture continues the legacy of the great director David Lean, one of the founders of the British Film Academy (as it was then known) in 1947. The lecture aims to inspire and inform by providing an insight into the experiences and creative achievements of some of the world’s most compelling filmmakers. Previous speakers include David O Russell, Lone Scherfig and Paul Greengrass.

The Lecture is generously funded by The David Lean Foundation, which continues to support and encourage excellence in British film making.

19:15 Champagne Taittinger and canapé reception

20:00 Event commences

Booking for members opens Wednesday 20 December, 9.30

Public tickets will be onsale Wednesday 20 December, 12.00

Tickets will be available to collect from Reception


195 Piccadilly,
London W1J

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