The Lobster

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
119 mins Film4 Archive

Yorgos Lanthimos directs an unconventional love story set in a dystopian future starring Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Ben Whishaw and John C. Reilly.

In a dystopian future all singletons are arrested and transferred to the Hotel according to the rules of the Town, and there they have 45 days to find a matching mate, otherwise they are transformed into an animal of their choosing and released into the Woods. When one man escapes from the Hotel to the Woods where the Loners live, he falls in love and in doing so contravenes the rules.


At the Cannes Film Festival in 2015, The Lobster was awarded the Jury Prize. In 2017, it was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.