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Exclusive: Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz Aren’t All There in ‘The Lobster’ Poster Debut

Exclusive: Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz Aren't All There in 'The Lobster' Poster Debut

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Cannes favorite Yorgos Lanthimos (“Dogtooth,” “Alps”) is headed back to the festival with “The Lobster,” a dystopian romance starring Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz.

“The Lobster” is described as a blackly comic foray into the near-future, in which single people are required to find a partner in 45 days in order to avoid being transformed into animals and released into the woods. The film is set to premiere in competition at Cannes.

It’s a characteristically original premise for Lanthimos, whose “Dogtooth” won the 2009 Un Certain Regard prize at Cannes and was nominated for the Foreign Language Oscar. And the film’s newly-dropped, exclusive posters (atop this post and below) certainly indicate an idiosyncratic piece of work: Farrell and Weisz appear to be clinging on to their gradually disappearing bodies for dear life.

The 2015 Cannes Film Festival begins later this month.

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Hey Buddy, I didn’t say he ripped it off. I questioned the author’s choice to call it original. Also another short out there called Caterwaul which is much less obscure and also has some similarities. And another short out there about a man who turns into an elephant. I can go on.

The point was, or rather my opinion is, that this concept isn’t exactly "original".


Nope, Yeah I’m sure that a Greek director ripped off some obscure short they found on Vimeo.


Yeah "characteristically original" like the short "Turtle" released 3 years ago (can be found on Vimeo).


I think the article is right… They’re transforming.

Yeah, they’re holding on to the people they’re supposed to find… not disappearing.


Aren’t they clinging onto silhouettes of other people??

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