In a near-future world, single people are hunted and forced to find mates within 45 days, or be turned into animals and banished to the wilderness.
Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos -- currently enjoying attention this award season for The Favourite -- has made a name for himself for his highly unusual movies that verge on the surreal with a lethally dark humour. The Lobster is the funniest of the bunch led by a deadpan Colin Farrell and supported by a remarkable cast, but don’t be surprised when things get serious. Lanthimos has a Kubrickian sense of mood and style and can play the audience like a piano, holding you in suspense and awe in the most unexpected ways.
Cannes Film Festival