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Yorgos Lanthimos’ New Film ‘The Lobster’ Presented at Cannes Festival


The new film of Oscar-nominated Greek filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos, “The Lobster“, was screened at the 68th Cannes Film Festival in May 15.

The movie is the director’s first English language movie to compete in the festival’s main competition section for the Palme d’ Or, that runs from May 13 to 24, alongside 19 other movies such as Joachim Trier’s “Louder than Bombs,” Justin Kurzel’s “Macbeth,” Gus Van Sant’s “Sea of Trees,” and Paolo Sorrentino’s “Youth”.

With Irish actor Colin Farrell in the leading role and Rachel Weisz, John C. Reilly and Léa Seydoux, “The Lobster” is a love story set in the dystopian near future, where single people are obliged to find a partner in 45 days or face being transformed into animals and released into the woods.

The aim of “The Lobster,” according to its director, is to highlight the existence of “different worlds in our society, within which different groups are forced to follow explicit rules.”

Yorgos Lanthimos’ “Dogtooth” movie was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 83rd Academy Awards in 2011 and along with his longtime collaborator Efthimis Filippou earned the Best Screenplay award at the 68th Venice International Film Festival for the “Alps” film in 2013.

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