Yorgos Lanthimos at Cannes with “The Lobster”
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Yorgos Lanthimos at Cannes with “The Lobster”

Yorgos Lanthimos’s The Lobster, is to play in the main competition at the Cannes Film Festival for the Palme d’Or.

The Lobster is a science fiction romantic comedy-drama film directed by Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos in his English-language debut. Its script was awarded the ARTE International Prize for Best CineMart 2013 Project at the 42nd Rotterdam International Film Festival.

Set in a dystopian near future, the film tells an unconventional love story where finding a partner is a matter of life and death.The cast play members of a society in which single people are transformed into animals if they fail to find a mate within a certain period.

The film stars are Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Ben Whishaw, Olivia Colman, Léa Seydoux, Aggeliki Papoulia and John C. Reilly.