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?
Reader Feedback - 9 Comments
guilamu on Sep 3, 2015
I'm gonna see it in IMIN.
cuckoozey on Sep 3, 2015
Looks just like real life, minus the turning into animals thing.
Carpola on Sep 3, 2015
Well that looks like quite a bit of dryly humorous fun. I like absurd satire in literature (á la Kit Reed, Gogol, Murakami), so I'm interested. Plus, great casting. Looking forward to see some reviews, see whether it holds up to its premise.
Terry Craig on Sep 3, 2015
It's not cool to become or to be turned in an animal. Fascistic assumption, anyway. Other than that, this looks a bit fun and interesting ...
shiboleth on Sep 3, 2015
Such an absurd premise cannot faile! I loved this trailer. I am happy that Farrell seems to have found his groove once again.
DAVIDPD on Sep 3, 2015
I have to see this.
Lar Rackell on Sep 3, 2015
I'm not sold until Bo posts an especially wordy opinion that reeks of intellectual insecurity. Only then will I consider watching this.
ummmmmmmm on Sep 3, 2015
But does Bo have a kids book about physics? didnt think so
NewsGuest on Sep 6, 2015
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