Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos has won the fifth Sydney Film Prize with Alps, an offbeat film starring Aggeliki Papoulia, Aris Servetalis and Johnny Vekis. Alps had its Florida Premiere at MIFF 2012 in the provocative Cutting the Edge section.
Alps is about a group of people who operate a business replacing the recently deceased for the sake of those left behind. It is Lanthimos’s follow-up to Un Certain Regard winner Dogtooth.
There were 12 films in competition for the $60,000 prize, Australia’s biggest cash award for film.
Catch Alps, Dogtooth and other Greek masterpieces during The Greek New Wave Weekend at Miami Beach Cinematheque starting June 29th.