While the entirety of Yorgos Lanthimos’ English-language debut “The Lobster” has divided some critics at the Cannes Film Festival, everyone seems to be unanimous in their praise for the comedy’s satirical elements and absurdist humor on the nature of relationships. In the first couple of clips released from the film (see below), audiences can finally get a peak at what all the fuss is about.
The 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.
“The Lobster” is currently seeking U.S. distribution.