If you need to wash the blitzkrieg of Hollywood advertising out of your eyes following last night’s Super Bowl spot frenzy, the arthouse has you covered. Earlier we got the new international trailer for Pedro Almodovar‘s “Julieta,” and new comes a fresh U.S. spot for Yorgos Lanthimos‘ “The Lobster.”
Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, John C. Reilly, Léa Seydoux, and Ben Whishaw star in the movie from the Greek auteur, that naturally features a high concept narrative about love, with dashes of sci-fi, oddball humor, and more. Here’s the official synopsis:
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.
“The Lobster” opens on March 11th.