The Lobster

Yorgos Lanthimos

In the near future: After eleven years and one month of being in a relationship David is left by his wife. This is a serious offence because according to the laws of the totalitarian society every human is obliged to live in a partner relationship. However, David is given another chance. At an isolated hotel, together with numerous other people sharing his fate he has 45 days to find a new partner. If he doesn’t succeed he will be transformed into an animal of his choice and will be chased away into the woods. *_The Lobster_* is the first English language film by the Greek director *Yorgos Lanthimos*, whose 2009 film *_Dogtooth_* has been nominated for an *Oscar* and has been awarded several times in *CannesÜ. With surreal images, black and even grotesquely enhanced humor, and a top-class cast even in the smallest supporting roles, *_The Lobster_* tells a dystopian fable about love, loneliness, and the overcoming of conventions. The repeatedly decorated director *Yorgos Lanthimos* was once more able to convince with *_The Lobster_* and received the *Jury Prize in Cannes* in 2015 and was nominated for the *Palme d’Or (Golden Palm)*.

"Review on Zeit.de":http://www.zeit.de/kultur/film/2015-05/the-lobster-filmfestspiele-cannes "Review on Faz.net":http://www.faz.net/aktuell/feuilleton/kino/cannes/cannes-film-festival-2015-the-lobster-und-carol-ueberragen-13596991.html

02. April 2016

19:00 h, Mousonturm // Saal

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Regie Yorgos Lanthimos
Year IR/GB/GRC/F/USA 2015)
Category Internationales Programm Grenzen
Duration 118 min
Language English OV with subtitles
Produktion Sam Lavender, Andrew Lowe, Tessa Ross
Cast Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Léa Seydoux, John C. Reily, Ben Wishaw and others
Camera Thimios Bakatakis
Script Yorgos Lanthimos, Efthymis Filippou
Schnitt Yorgos Mavropsaridis

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