Yorgos Lanthimos, the acclaimed director of “Dogtooth”, a film which was nominated for an Oscar award in 2011, returns with a new movie which has been selected to compete at the 68th Cannes Film Festival in May.
The talented filmmaker’s first English language movie, titled “The Lobster” will compete in the festival’s main competition section for the Palme d’ Or.
Characterized as a science fiction romantic comedy-drama, “The Lobster” boasts a script which has been awarded the ARTE International Prize for Best CineMart 2013 Project at the 42nd Rotterdam International Film Festival.
The Lobster is set in a dystopian near future where lonely people are obliged to find a matching mate within a 45-day period in a hotel. If they fail, they are transformed into animals and sent off into the woods. In that setting, one man escapes and finds love, despite the rules of the City.
The film stars are Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Ben Whishaw, Olivia Colman, Léa Seydoux, Aggeliki Papoulia and John C. Reilly.