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Trailer Watch: Colin Farrell Seeks a Mate in the Absurdist Cannes Hit The Lobster

Greek auteur Yorgos Lanthimos (DogtoothAlps) makes his English-language debut with the absurdist comedy The Lobster, which premiered at Cannes 2015. The satire stars Colin Farrell as a newly single architect looking for love.

The newly released trailer depicts a bizarro world in which a seemingly ordinary hotel serves as a twisted dating service of sorts. Unless guests hook up with a mate within 45 days, they’ll be turned into an animal of their choice and released into the wild (Farrell’s character chooses a lobster, thus, the film’s title).

In his report from Cannes 2015, Filmmaker‘s Aaron Hillis called the film a “wickedly laugh-out-loud, quasi-dystopian satire.”

A24 will release The Lobster, which co-stars John C. Reilly, Rachel Weisz, Olivia Colman and Lea Seydoux, on May 13.

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