Director: Yorgos Lanthimos Run Time: 119 min. Format: DCP Rating: R Release Year: 2015
Starring: Angeliki Papoulia, Colin Farrell, John C. Reilly, Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz
David (Colin Farrell) has just been dumped. He now has 45 days to find a mate, lest he risk being turned into the animal of his choice: a lobster. In a future where discarded singles are transferred to The Hotel, where true love means meeting your soulmate or uncertain death, love is a fight against time and desperation: observe the rules or perish. But life in a controlled environment spares David’s heart no misfortune, and he soon joins a rebel faction founded on the rejection of romance. However, he begins to rethink his choice when he catches sight of an enigmatic stranger (Rachel Weisz) who leads him to a most unexpected conclusion. Recreating the codified world of dating, Yorgos Lanthimos and his star-studded cast question love, society, and how we choose to live in this absurdist delight.