The Lobster

The Lobster
Director
Yorgos Lanthimos
Country
Greece, Ireland (Eire), United kingdom, Netherlands, France
Year
2015
Genre
Fiction
Scriptwriters
Efthymis Filippou, Yorgos Lanthimos
Cast
Colin Farrell, Léa Seydoux, Rachel Weisz
Production
BFI Film Fund, Bord Scannan na hEireann / Irish Film Board, Centre National du Cinéma et de L'image Animée (CNC)

Storyline

In a dystopian near future, single people are obliged to find a matching mate in 45 days or are transformed into animals and released into the woods.

Festivals & Academy awards and others

Festival de Cannes 2015
Official Competition
Winner: Jury Prize
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2015
Horizons Section
Seville European Film Festival 2015
Official Competition
Gijon International Film Festival 2015
Gran Angular's Section

European Film Awards (EFA) 2015
Nominated for: Best Film, Best Director, Best Screeplay, Best Actor (Colin Farrell).
Winner: Best Screenwriter (Yorgos Lanthimos & Efthimis Filippou) and Best Costume Designer (Sarah Blenkinsop).
BAFTA Awards 2016
Nominated to BEST OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM
European Film Awards (EFA) 2016
Preselected for EFA People’s Choice Award

Releases

Spain (4 of December 2015)