After breaking out with “Dogtooth,” and continuing his distinctly weird voice with “Alps,” Greek filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos is stepping up his game. The director is working with established international stars for his next film, “The Lobster,” and with a Cannes Film Festival premiere on the horizon, the first posters are here.
Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Ben Whishaw, Léa Seydoux, Olivia Colman, Ariane Labed and Angeliki Papoulia star in the movie, which takes place in a dystopian future where single people are arrested and forced to find a mate in 45 days. If they don’t find one, they can either be transformed into an animal of their choosing or get released into the woods. We can’t wait.
No U.S. distribution just yet, but if all is well on the Croisette, it shouldn’t be too long for news.