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Lobster, The

Winner of the Jury Prize at this year's Cannes, The Lobster is a dark comedic love story from talented Greek filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos (Dogtooth) centering around a dystopian future in which newly single people are given 45 days to find an appropriate mate before they are turned into an animal of their choosing and set free in the wild.

What if the world demanded that people live as couples? Those unable to couple on their own are sent to a seaside “hotel” where they are free to mingle and flirt with their kind, provided that they follow the very strict rules designed to keep them in focused on a future of cohabitation.This is the world of The Lobster. Centered on the recently divorced David (Colin Farrell), he arrives at the Hotel with his brother, now a dog. In the event of failure, David has chosen to become a lobster because they live so long. But when his earnest attempts to find a mate go bizarrely south, he plots a course to break out into the woods, in search of what lies behind these societal constructs. Hilarious and endlessly thought-provoking, this wildly imaginative tale keeps ruminating about the nature of true connection until the very last frame.

DIRECTOR: Yorgos Lanthimos
CAST: Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, John C. Reilly, Lea Seydoux, Ben Wishaw
LANGUAGE: English, French
COUNTRY: Ireland, UK, Greece, France, Netherlands
YEAR: 2015
LENGTH: 119 min
Sunday, October 25

4:35pm EDT