Ireland / U.K. / Greece / France / Netherlands / U.S., 2016, 119 min, DCP, Dir. Yorgos Lanthimos, Rated R, A24
“It may be based on universal human anxieties about love, relationships, compatibility and loneliness, but Filippou’s script takes on a defiant, prickly life of its own, refusing to play as an easy allegory.”
“The Lobster is more than a satire on the dating game. It digs deeper, needling at the status of our most tender emotions.”
—Anthony Lane, The New Yorker
In this highly imaginative, delightfully absurdist comedy from visionary director Yorgos Lanthimos (Poor Things), Colin Farrell stars as David, a man who has just been dumped by his wife. To make matters worse, David lives in a society where single people have 45 days to find true love, or else they are turned into the animal of their choice and released into the woods. David is kept at the mysterious hotel while he searches for a new partner, and after several romantic misadventures decides to make a daring escape to abandon this world. He ultimately joins up with a rebel faction known as The Loners, a group founded on a complete rejection of romance. But once there David meets an enigmatic stranger (Rachel Weisz) who stirs up unexpected and strong feelings within him…
At once a full immersion into a strange and surreal world, and a witty and clever reflection of our own society, The Lobster is a thrillingly audacious vision fully brought to life by Lanthimos and his terrific cast.
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