The Lobster, a sci-fi film about the struggles of love, was recently picked up by A24 Films, the same folks who’ve been distributing the likes of Room, The Witch, and Amy, the Amy Winehouse documentary. In short, some pretty stellar works. In revealing the new release date for The Lobster, which has been moved from March 11th to May 13th, the studio has released a new trailer that mixes all of the film’s elements: romance, comedy, and oddity.
Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, The Lobster is a sci-fi satire about relationships and the life-or-death stakes applied to finding love. A man named David (Colin Farrell) lives in a near future where people have 45 days to find love. If they don’t they’re transformed into animals and released into the wild. Getting dumped by his wife, he stays at a facility called the Hotel to aide in his search for a new partner but soon aligns with a group of Loners who reject the notion of romance. It’s there he meets and falls in love with a stranger (Rachel Weisz).
Watch the trailer below.
Also featured in the film are Spectre stars Léa Seydoux and Ben Whishaw, John C. Reilly, Olivia Colman (Hot Fuzz), and Michael Smiley (The World’s End). The Lobster earned positive buzz from last year’s film festival circuit for its unique concept, and now fans can will finally get their chance to see it for themselves…and hopefully chuckle at the modern ways of do-or-die Tindr dates as a result.
Check out the official synopsis below:
In this highly imaginative, delightfully absurdist comedy from visionary director Yorgos Lanthimos (Dogtooth), Colin Farrell stars as David, a man who has just been dumped by his wife. To make matters worse, David lives in a society where single people have 45 days to find true love, or else they are turned into the animal of their choice and released into the woods. David is kept at the mysterious HOTEL while he searches for a new partner, and after several romantic misadventures decides to make a daring escape to abandon this world. He ultimately joins up with a rebel faction known as The Loners, a group founded on a complete rejection of romance. But once there David meets an enigmatic stranger (Rachel Weisz) who stirs up unexpected and strong feelings within him…