THE LOBSTER is a science-fiction romantic comedy film which marks the English language debut of internationally acclaimed Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos (Dogtooth, Attenberg, Alps). It was selected to compete for the Palme d’Or at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival and won the Jury Prize.
Starring Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Léa Seydoux, John C Reilly, Ben Whishaw, Olivia Colman and Michael Smiley, the film 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.