Lobster, The

Awards
LAFCA 2016 - BEST SCREENPLAY, Efthymis Filippou and Yorgos Lanthimos
European Film Awards – European Screenwriter 2015 - Yorgos Lanthimos & Efthimis Filippou
British Independent Film Awards 2015 - Best Supporting Actress - Olivia Colman
Seville International Film Festival 2015 - Best European Co Production
Stockholm Visionary Award - Yorgos Lanthimos
European Film Awards - Sarah Blenkinsop - European Costume Designer 2015
Ghent Film Festival Oct 2015 - The Georges Delerue Award for Best Soundtrack
Cannes 2015 Jury Prize
Library (World Premiere - Cannes 2015 In Competition) / Black Comedy Drama / Ireland / UK / France / Greece / Netherlands / 118 mins / 2015
Director:
Yorgos Lanthimos (Dogtooth, Alps)
Writer:
Efthimis Filippou (Alps, Dogtooth) Yorgos Lanthimos (Dogtooth, Alps)
Cast:
Colin Farrell (Saving Miss Banks, Total Recall)
Rachel Weisz (The Bourne Legacy, The Deep Blue Sea)
Ben Whishaw (Lilting, Skyfall)
Lea Seydoux (Blue is the Warmest Colour)
Olivia Colman (Tyrannosaur, The Iron Lady)
Ariane Labad (Before Midnight, Alps)
Angeliki Papoulia (Dogtooth, Alps)
John C. Reilly (We Need to Talk About Kevin, Step Brothers)
Ashley Jensen (Ugly Betty, Extras, Nativity!)
Michael Smiley (Kill List, A Field in England, For Those in Peril)
Jessica Barden (Hanna, Far from the Madding Crowd)
Producers:
Ceci Dempsey
Lee Magiday
Ed Guiney (Frank, What Richard Did)
Yorgos Lanthimos (Dogtooth, Alps)
Production Credits:
Element Pictures / Scarlet Films / Faliro House / Haut et Court / Lemming Film / Limp / Film4 / Irish Film Board / Eurimages / Netherlands Film Fund / Greek Film Centre / BFI / Protagonist Pictures / Canal+ / CNC / Institut Francais

Award-winning Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos brings us a dark comedy set in a world where people are not allowed to be single. Starring Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, John C Reilly, Ben Whishaw and Lea Seydoux. 

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.

About the Director:

The script of The Lobster won the ARTE International Prize for best project at the CineMart co-production market in Rotterdam in Jan 2013.

Oscar-nominated Lanthimos’ acclaimed drama Dogtooth won Cannes’ Prix Un Certain Regard in 2009.