Film director Yorgos Lanthimos was awarded the Jury Award at the 68th Cannes Film Festival for his English-language debut, the dark romantic comedy The Lobster.
Lanthimos, whose 2009 film Dogtooth was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film, had been considered a favorite thanks to his latest film, starring Rachel Weisz and Collin Farrell. The Greek director has been living in England for the pat four years and primarily filmed The Lobster in Ireland and the UK.
The 42-year-old film director received the Jury Award from acclaimed film directors Joel and Ethan Coen, who were the Main Jury Presidents at this year’s awards. The full jury also included Rossy de Palma, Sophie Marceau, Sienna Miller, Rokia Traoré, Guillermo del Toro, Xavier Dolan and Jake Gyllenhaal.