Previously at the ICA - Films
16 Oct 2015 – 3 Feb 2016
The Lobster is a love story set in the near future where single people, according to the rules of The City, are arrested and transferred to The Hotel. There they are obliged to find a matching mate in 45 days. If they fail, they are transformed into an animal of their choosing and released into The Woods. A desperate Man escapes from The Hotel to The Woods where The Loners live and falls in love, although it is against their rules.
The film is the English-language debut of Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos, who first came to international prominence with debut feature Dogtooth, winner of the Un Certain Regard Prize in Cannes and nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2011 Academy Awards.
The Lobster, dir. Yorgos Lanthimos, UK 2015, 118 mins.