Lanthimos, Philippou win joint Best Screenplay at Cannes festival


Yorgos Lanthimos and Efthimis Filippou won their first distinction at the international film festival of Cannes, earning the Best Screenplay Award for the film “The Killing of a Sacred Deer” on Sunday.

They shared the prize at the 70th version of the festival in southern France with the writers of "You Were Never Really Here" by British director Lynne Ramsay.

Upon receiving his award, Lanthimos thanked the festival’s jury “for this beautiful present.”