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)
Ceci Dempsey Lee Magiday Ed Guiney (Frank, What Richard Did) Yorgos Lanthimos (Dogtooth, Alps)
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.