NIMIC is a new short film project from Yorgos Lanthimos produced by Rekorder, Superprime Films and Merman London in association with creative agency Droga5 starring Matt Dillon and Daphne Patakia.
Written with longtime collaborator Efthymis Filippou and featuring Oscar-nominated actor Matt Dillon and Daphne Patakia (Winner of the EFP’s Rising Star in 2016), the twelve minute short film tells the story of a professional cellist and an encounter he has on the subway which has unexpected and far-reaching ramification on his life. Living firmly in Lanthimos’ unique cinematic universe, the film asks questions about identity, perception, relationships and circularity.
Yorgos Lanthimos says of the film: “I was glad to be given the opportunity to work on a shorter format that can be sometimes challenging but quite rewarding. We developed a script starting from a very intriguing initial idea and concept, and enjoyed great creative freedom during the realisation of the film. It is always very exciting to be invited to think outside the box and wrestle with stimulating ideas.”
Werner Klemm, CEO of Rekorder, says: “We are always thrilled to work with extraordinary talents in visual storytelling. To be able to provide a singular artist whose work refuses to be contained by any perceived limits of cinema – a safe space stocked with all the resources he may need to create, is our signature service.”
Daphne Patakia says: “I was very impressed by the way Yorgos is invested in the work he does, it is very inspiring.”
NIMIC world premiered on August 9th, 2019 at the Locarno Film Festival.
NIMIC was made in partnership with MINI as part of its ongoing commitment to celebrate the power of creativity. Thinking outside the box has always driven MINI’s engagement, as its patronage of NIMIC demonstrates once again.