A delightfully dark and funny film with beautiful and considered cinematography from Thimios Bakatakis.
Director Yorgos Lanthimos (Greece) offers up a highly original film set in a world where you are not allowed to be alone. Singles are taken away to rehabilitation centers and given 45 days to find their love match, should they fail to fall in love they are turned into an animal of their choosing, runaways and rule breakers are met with a different fate.
As much as Colin Farrell is excellent as the lead, all the characters compliment each other perfectly and weave into the films tapestry, keeping you focused on the plot development, not the just the leads.
As abstract and darkly funny as The Lobster is, it’s a observation piece on love, relationships and loneliness and how we deal with these feelings in the modern age.
This should appeal to fans of Wes Anderson, In Bruges, John C.Reilly, Charlie Brookers Black Mirror and French Black Comedy Movies.