“The Lobster”

Life span and deep rooted fruitfulness are a couple of the reasons why a human might wish to end up the eponymous animal, clarifies Colin Farrell’s lead character at the start of “The Lobster.”


As in a society with rules of its own, the single or unendingly unattached people are required to live in a hotel where they have 45 days to locate a sentimental match or be transformed into their preferred creature. Lanthimos’ sci-fi presents us rules that are surrealistic and draw a line between us humans and animals. The results are inordinately strange and tiresomely glum, but in spots hideously funny.

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