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Christopher Webster [Celluloid 09.03.15] scifi comedy cult drama dystopic arthouse

Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, whose stunning and controversial Dogtooth (review) was nominated for a Best Foreign Film Oscar, The Lobster stars Colin Farrell as a divorcee in a dystopian world who must find love within 45 days! If he doesn't he'll become a Lobster and released into the woods.

The Lobster premiered at Cannes 2015, where it won the jury prize.

Official Synopsis:
THE LOBSTER is a love story set in the near future where single people, according to the rules of The City, are arrested and transferred to The Hotel.

There they are obliged to find a matching mate in 45 days. If they fail, they are transformed into an animal of their choosing and released into The Woods.

A desperate man escapes from The Hotel to The Woods where The Loners live and falls in love, although it is against their rules.

Behold the wonderful absurdity of the first trailer here, courtesy of The Guardian.

Recommended Release: Dogtooth

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Via: The Guardian

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Lenny (6 years ago) Reply

Wait what?


robin (6 years ago) Reply

Who releases a lobster into the woods?

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