Watch: First Teaser for Giorgos Lanthimos' 'Dogtooth' Follow-Up 'Alps'
Time for a break to look at some odd new Greek cinema. The first teaser trailer for highly praised Greek filmmaker Giorgos Lanthimos' follow-up to his cult classic Dogtooth, titled Alps, has debuted over on indeWIRE. So here's what it's about: A mysterious underground outfit, going by the name of Alps, offers bereaved individuals a very unusual service: they stand in for their dearly departed. This teaser is quite interesting, leaving much to be desired, but I'm initruged nonetheless, and planning on catching this at the Toronto Film Fest. It premieres just earlier at Venice. Check out this first teaser below, it's quite a fun one.
Watch the first official teaser trailer for Giorgos Lanthimos' Alps, via indieWire:
A Nurse, a Paramedic, a Gymnast and her Coach have formed a service for hire. They stand in for dead people by appointment, hired by the relatives, friends, or colleagues of the deceased. The company is called Alps while their leader, the Paramedic, calls himself Mont Blanc. Although the Alps members operate under a discipline regime demanded by their leader, the Nurse doesn't. First premiering in Venice.
Alps is directed by award winning Greek filmmaker Giorgos Lanthimos, of the films Dogtooth, Kinetta and My Best Friend. The screenplay is by Lanthimos & Efthymis Filippou (Dogtooth). This is premiering at the fall film festivals, but it doesn't have a US distributor yet, although I'm sure we'll be hearing more soon. So?