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Emma Stone in Athens: A ‘great gift’ to work with Yorgos Lanthimos




Oscar-winning actor, Emma Stone, is in Athens this week for the presentation of her new film Bleat (Vlichi in Greek), which was commissioned by the Greek National Opera (GNO) and NEON for the program ‘The Artist on the Composer.’

The film is directed by the internationally acclaimed Yorgos Lanthimos and during a press conference on Thursday, Stone said it was “a great gift” to work with him.

“What I like about Yorgos would take me a very long time to answer,” she said.

Emma Stone arrives for a press conference after the screening of her new short film “Bleat.” Photo: AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis.

“In short, I’ll say it’s very rare that you meet somebody who you get along with so well but on top of that, artistically [provides] the ability as an actor to want to give yourself over to something and not have to worry about every small move you make.”

Bleat is the third Lanthimos film Stone has worked on, and the fact it would be directed in Greece was an added incentive, she said. 

In the silent film, which is set on the Greek island of Tinos and features goats roaming its rocky landscape, Stone plays a young widow and features in surreal and disturbing scenes of sex, death and resurrection.

Lanthimos said that in creating the film, he was interested in “returning to an earlier state of film and the arts in general, when [films] were silent and black and white.”

“It was a chance to tell a story without words, to begin from scratch and find out how this could be combined with other arts,” the Oscar-winning director said, while also stressing his strong connection to Stone.

The film will have its global premiere on May 6, 7, and 8 at the GNO located at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation’s Cultural Center (SNFCC), south of Athens. 

Source: Amna.gr.

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