Watch: First Trailer for Yorgos Lanthimos' Funky Film 'The Lobster'
"It's no coincidence the targets are shaped like single people, and not couples." The first official trailer has debuted for Greek filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos' new film The Lobster. Set in the "dystopian near future", this comedy is an "offbeat dating satire" featuring Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, John C. Reilly, Léa Seydoux, and Ben Whishaw. This earned some rave reviews out of Cannes this year but as always, you have to expect some funky twists and weird choices from Yorgos Lanthimos. Thankfully this is a suitably wacky first tease for Lanthimos' first English-language film, and I like what little glimpses we do get to see.
In a dystopian near future, single people, according to the laws of The City, are taken to The Hotel, where they are obliged to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or are transformed into beasts and sent off into The Woods. The Lobster is directed by award-winning Greek filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos, of Dogtooth and Alps previously. The screenplay is written by Yorgos Lanthimos and Efthymis Filippou. This first premiered In Competition at the Cannes Film Festival. The Lobster arrives in UK cinemas this October, with a US release still to be set following the New York Film Festival. Stay tuned for updates. Interested?