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In the preview for the bizarre love story set in the near future, Farrell’s David is shown being taken to a hotel, where he informs the woman checking him in that he’s on his own for the first time after his 12-year marriage recently ended. He’s told of the rule that if he fails to find a partner during his month-and-a-half stay, he’ll be turned into an animal. If that happens, says David, he’d like to be a lobster. He’s accompanied by a dog, who he says is his brother.
“He was here a couple of years ago, but he didn’t make it,” David tells the front-desk clerk.
David then is shown awkwardly mingling with his fellow hotel guests, all of whom seem uninterested in his advances.
But it seems there’s hope for David after he meets Rachel Weisz‘s character, when she catches a rabbit in the forest. The two are shown getting close to each other and (trying) to walk hurriedly along the side of the road.
“I can’t go much faster,” he tells her. “These trousers are too tight. I’m sorry.”
The Lobster marks the English-language debut of Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos (Dogtooth). Lea Seydoux, John C. Reilly, Ben Whishaw and Olivia Colman co-star.
Reviewing The Lobster out of Cannes, The Hollywood Reporter called it a “hilarious and hauntingly surreal parable.”
Alchemy acquired U.S. rights to the film. The movie also is set to play at the Toronto, New York and London film festivals.
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