A24 sets release date for surreal love-story “The Lobster”
After a successful run on the film-festival circuit, A24 will release “The Lobster” this summer. The film, which won the 2015 Prix du Jury Winner at Cannes, was written and directed by Yorgos Lanthimos.
Starring in “The Lobster” are Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz and John C. Reilly. Joining them on screen are Lea Seydoux and Ben Whishaw. You can watch the official trailer for the film below, thanks to an upload from A24 Studios.
In this highly imaginative, delightfully absurdist comedy from visionary director Yorgos Lanthimos (Dogtooth), Colin Farrell stars as David, a man who has just been dumped by his wife. To make matters worse, David lives in a society where single people have 45 days to find true love, or else they are turned into the animal of their choice and released into the woods. David is kept at the mysterious HOTEL while he searches for a new partner, and after several romantic misadventures decides to make a daring escape to abandon this world. He ultimately joins up with a rebel faction known as The Loners, a group founded on a complete rejection of romance. But once there David meets an enigmatic stranger (Rachel Weisz) who stirs up unexpected and strong feelings within him…
At once a full immersion into a strange and surreal world, and a witty and clever reflection of our own society, The Lobster is a thrillingly audacious vision fully brought to life by Lanthimos and his terrific cast. The filmmaker displays a completely singular style and mastery of tone, finding the perfect balance between sharp-edged satire and romantic fable that entertains its audience while also leaving them with lots to reflect on long after the credits have rolled.
“The Lobster” will be released in theaters on May 13, 2016.