The lobster

Greek director Lanthimos and his co-writer Fillipous first English-language film won the Cannes Jury Prize. It’s one of the greatest award for an Irish co-production and a spookily beautiful corkscrew movie.

Set in a near future or maybe in a parallel present, in any cases the film is contemporary and was shot in Kerry and Dublin, Ireland. The Lobsters envisions a society in which citizens are obligated to be in a relationship. David, played impeccably by Farrell, has just been left by his wife. So, like all other newly single people he must check into a hotel where he has 45 days to find a partner or else be turned in an animal of his choice. David accompanied by his brother in the form of a dog, reckons that, should he fail, he will elected to become a lobster. After, his attempts to find a partner go horribly wrong, he escapes to the woods and joins the Loners, a rebel group whose fanatical dedication to unattached life is almost frightened as the tyranny as the coupledom. It’s here where David meets a loner woman, a terrorific Weisz who is also our narrator, and the notion that love is blind is raised.

In my opinion, The Lobster losses a smidgen of its magic and surprise – the bubble in the hotel had its own universe but when proceeding into the woodland the bubble is burst somewhat.  ……….


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