In 2015, director Yorgos Lanthimos released one of the weirdest, most unique, and darkly funny genre films in recent memory: The Lobster. His next film has a similar look, but feels very, very different, at least according to its first trailer. It’s called The Killing of a Sacred Deer.
The phrase “You’ve never seen anything like it” is almost never true. Originality is rare, plus, how dare someone assume that about you, right? Well, that’s how weird The Lobster is. We feel totally comfortable making the assumption. You’ve never seen anything like it.
When we saw The Lobster at Fantastic Fest, we fell in love with its bizarre, but fascinating premise: a dystopian world where people have to find a romantic partner in 45 days, otherwise they turn into an animal. The first trailer for the US release, set for March, is here, and now you can see the almost terrifying…
Two of the year’s best movies also happen to be among the weirdest movies we’ve seen in ages. Just insanely weird.
Imagine a dystopian world where single people—like Colin Farrell’s recently divorced architect—are forced to find a new mate in just 45 days. If they don’t, they suffer the fate of being turned into an animal (bright side: they get to choose the animal!) That’s the premise of The Lobster, which looks absolutely nuts.
Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz have signed on to star in The Lobster, an "unconventional love story" set in a dystopian future where "finding a partner is a matter of life or death." So... does the government kill anyone who's not married by age 30? Update: There's another synopsis!