The Lobster

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Rhine-Main premiere

Kategorie: Internationales Programm Grenzen
Show: Saturday, 02. April 2016, 19:00 p.m., Mousonturm // Saal

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(Feature Film, IR/GB/GRC/F/USA 2015)), English OV with subtitles, 118 min.Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
Actors: Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Léa Seydoux, John C. Reily, Ben Wishaw and others
Director of Photography: Thimios Bakatakis
Production: Sam Lavender, Andrew Lowe, Tessa Ross
Screenplay: Yorgos Lanthimos, Efthymis Filippou
Editor: Yorgos Mavropsaridis

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).

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