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New Yorgos Lanthimos film starring Emma Stone has world premiere at the GNO

May 05, 2022
A long-awaited new short film from internationally acclaimed filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos, Bleat, is being shown to live musical accompaniment on May 6, 7, and 8, 2022, in the Greek National Opera’s (GNO) Stavros Niarchos Hall at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC).

Bleat is the second work to be commissioned as part of the GNO and NEON program The Artist on the Composer and is implemented by the GNO through a grant from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF). Written, produced, and directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, the short film stars Emma Stone and Damien Bonnard, who were in Greece for the film’s official premiere on May 6.

Shot on the Greek island of Tinos, Bleat transports viewers to rural Greece in the 1940s and, amidst a dark and intoxicating atmosphere, seeks to explore ideas of loneliness and connection, death and love, desire and human interaction with animals.

During a press conference about the film, SNF Communications Director Panagiotis Pantelatos said, “We would like to express our warmest congratulations to all those who collaborated on Bleat, a creation that we have all been eagerly looking forward to experiencing. Under the artistic guidance of George Koumendakis—whose work we deeply appreciate—the GNO continues to make strides in achieving the global reach that it deserves to have. We at the SNF will continue to stand behind any collaboration that promotes culture and helps people move forward.”

Learn more about the film and reserve your seat.