First Trailer for Yorgos Lanthimos' Short Film 'Nimic' with Matt Dillon

August 9, 2019
Source: Indiewire

Nimic Short Film Trailer

"It is always very exciting to be invited to think outside the box and wrestle with stimulating ideas." Yep. There's a new film by the great Greek filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos premiering this month! But it's just a short film, not a new feature (he's already working on an adaptation of Pop. 1280 next). Following the ten Academy Awards nominations (and one win!) for The Favourite, Lanthimos made this short titled Nimic. It's premiering at the Locarno Film Festival this month and it will hopefully get a release soon. Matt Dillon plays a professional cellist who has an encounter with a stranger on the subway, which has unexpected and far-reaching ramifications on his life. The cast includes Daphné Patakia, Susan Elle, Sara Lee, Eugena Lee, Rowan Kay, Anvo Kyle, Lizzy Ceniceros, Florencia Mariotti, and Jeffrey Raines. The short runs 12 minutes and was produced by Rekorder Berlin. The film is described as "a small but effective thriller in an aseptic and simple setting with, as usual, an intriguing formal structure." Get a first taste of it below.

Here's the official trailer (+ poster) for Yorgos Lanthimos' short film Nimic, originally from Indiewire:

Nimic Poster

Nimic Poster

"A professional cellist has an encounter with a stranger on the subway which has unexpected and far-reaching ramifications on his life." Returning to the short film with Nimic, Yorgos Lanthimos proposes a refined and lighter version of his disturbing fantasy, preferring to outline the character or more broadly the personality rather than dystopia. Nimic is directed by Greek filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos, director of the feature films My Best Friend, Kinetta, Dogtooth, Alps, The Lobster, The Killing of a Sacred Deer, and The Favourite previously. The screenplay is written by Efthymis Filippou and Yorgos Lanthimos; from an original idea by David Kolbusz. Produced by Rekorder Berlin, Superprime Films, and Merman London in association with creative agency Droga5 London. This short film is premiering at the Locarno Film Festival this month. No official release has been set yet - stay tuned for additional updates. More info via Indiewire.

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Hello Alex Billington - we are the distributor of NIMIC (salaud morisset) - feel free to connect with us to get more information on the career of the film !

FM on Aug 9, 2019


That could be pleasurable twelve minutes. Or not, Considering the director ... Still ...

shiboleth on Aug 9, 2019


I don't think this director is as terrific as a lot of people think. I watched The Favourite the other night and it was a real gut job. I didn't like it very much and thought of the great Kubrick film Barry Lyndon the whole time....not good while watching another, inferior,

thespiritbo on Aug 9, 2019


I love that he's following up his Oscar-winner with a short film like this! I'm guessing he was impressed by Dillon in Von Trier's last film (I personally didn't like the film itself, but Dillon was good). But Lanthimos has always been an interesting (even though not always successful) artist... I think he's weirdly enough both over- and underrated these days. No, he ain't no Kubrick, but he does have a very unique voice when he manages to loosen himself from his obvious influences (like Stanley, or Bresson)... I love his magical realist-absurdist side that he's shown in Dogtooth (though it was a tough watch for me), Alps, Sacred Deer, and The Lobster. I really never would've guessed he'd be much more than a one-hit wonder back when I saw Dogtooth, but it seems like he isn't running short on ideas and inspiration. I really hope his best work is still ahead of him (though The Lobster is already up there for me! The Favourite was almost great).

Terry Craig on Aug 10, 2019


Huh....well I'm intrigued.

THE_RAW_ on Aug 12, 2019

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