The Lobster will have its world premiere at this year’s 68th Cannes Film Festival, screening in official competition. The Lobster is the English-language debut of internationally acclaimed Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos.
Starring Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Lea Seydoux, John C Reilly, Ben Whishaw, Olivia Colman and Michael Smiley, The Lobster is a blackly funny love story set in a near future where finding love is a matter of life or death.
The film was shot at Parknasilla in Co Kerry in Spring 2014 and produced by Irish company Element Pictures who will also distribute in Ireland later this year.
The Lobster is written by Yorgos Lanthimos and Efthimis Filippou and produced by Ed Guiney, Lee Magiday, Ceci Dempsey and Yorgos Lanthimos. Executive Producers are Andrew Lowe, Tessa Ross and Sam Lavender. The film was developed by Element and Irish finance for the film came from the Irish Film Board.