Wild Winter Nights: The Lobster
If you had to be transformed into an animal for the rest of your life, which animal would you choose? David (Colin Farrell) has chosen a lobster, because they live for over 100 years and always remain fertile. Living out the rest of his days as a lobster will be David’s fate if he fails to find the perfect romantic partner in his 45-day stay at The Hotel, by order of The City. There’s quite a strict daily regimen for life in this hotel and the pursuit of a mate is a tricky one, especially since compatibility (right down to sharing the same physical impediment) is paramount. When David discovers a group of rebels who live in the woods surrounding the hotel, he starts to question the norms of this dystopian society in which couples rule and single people are a threat to be eliminated.
Why You Should See This Film
Bizarre, deadpan, satirical and blackly funny, The Lobster is one of the most refreshingly original films released in recent memory. The debut English language film directed by Greek filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos (The Favourite, Dogtooth), it deservedly picked up the Jury Prize at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. Along with Farrell, the stellar cast includes Rachel Weisz, John C. Reilly, Ben Whishaw, Léa Seydoux and Olivia Colman as the fantastically frosty hotel manager.
Wild Winter Nights: A Gin & Film Festival
To celebrate the launch of 2021 Four Pillars Bloody Shiraz Gin, join us this winter for Wild Winter Nights: A Gin & Film Festival. Paying homage to the darker side of the season, we’re hosting a wild program of revelatory cult favourites across the themes of Love Hurts (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Lobster), Wild Things (Under the Skin, Climax), Mad World (Donnie Darko, Get Out) and Occult Classics (The Wicker Man, Midsommar).
Every week there’ll be a wintery Four Pillars Bloody Shiraz Gin cocktail to match, available at the Golden Age Bar.
- Year: 2015
- Rating: MA15+
- Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
- Cast: Rachel Weisz, Colin Farrell, Léa Seydoux
- Duration: 118 minutes
- Language: English