Alchemy has announced acquisition of U.S. distribution rights to Yorgos Lanthimos’ “The Lobster,” which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in competition this week.
The absurdist film stars Colin Farrell has an architect who checks into a hotel after his wife leaves him. Set in a society that highly values relationships, the architect has but 45 days to find a new partner or else he’ll be transformed into an animal of his choosing. John C. Reilly, Rachel Weisz, Ben Whishaw, Olivia Colman and Lea Seydoux co-star.
In Indiewire’s review, our critic wrote that “the inherent absurdity of the premise maintains its appeal thanks to an unlikely combination of depravity and deadpan comedy.”
“‘The Lobster’ is alternately beautiful, romantic, mysterious, and hilarious,” said Brooke Ford, Alchemy EVP of Marketing. “Yorgos has created a completely original film that we are proud to bring to single people and non-single people alike throughout the U.S.”
No release date was yet announced.