July 1 - 7, 2016
SIFF Cinema Uptown | One Week Only
In this highly imaginative, delightfully absurdist sci-fi comedy from visionary director Yorgos Lanthimos (Dogtooth), Colin Farrell stars as a recently single man in a future society where he has 45 days to find true love–or else be turned into the animal of his choice.
Kept at the mysterious HOTEL while he searches for a new partner, he ultimately joins up with a rebel faction known as The Loners, a group founded on a complete rejection of romance, and meets an enigmatic stranger (Rachel Weisz) who stirs up unexpected and strong feelings within him…
At once a full immersion into a strange and surreal world, and a witty and clever reflection of our own society, The Lobster is a thrillingly audacious vision fully brought to life by Lanthimos and his terrific cast for a film that finds the perfect balance between sharp-edged satire and romantic fable.
"Highly original and mordantly funny. Perfect for fans of Franz Kafka, Charlie Kaufman and other bleak surrealists." – Newsday
"A wickedly funny protest against societal preference for nuclear coupledom that escalates, by its own sly logic, into a love story of profound tenderness and originality." - Guy Lodge, Variety
- Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
- Principal Cast: Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Ben Whishaw, Lea Seydoux, Olivia Colman, John C. Reilly, Michael Smiley
- Country: United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Netherlands
- Year: 2016
- Running Time: 119 Minutes
- Rating: R