SFS: The Lobster

Shipley Film Society

Bringing great cinema to our little corner of Yorkshire
The Lobster
Certificate: 15
Friday 9th September 2016, 7.30pm
Admission: £4.00 adults, £3 unwaged
The Lobster (Yorgos Lanthimos, UK, 2016).

Imagine a Britain where outwardly everything remains the same, except that any widely held prejudice becomes public policy. It’s a society where, for example, if you’re single person you are not just made to feel a failure, you’ve become unacceptable.

For divorcees like David, it means a trip to an isolated English resort and just 45 days to find a new mate, with bizarre consequences for failure.

What follows is an award winning mix of black comedy, romance and thriller which explores a UK where a politely spoken, outwardly eccentric, tweed wearing fascism has found mainstream acceptability, and where an animal loving public accepts bizarre and surreal new truths rather than face the nightmarish reality of their own making.

The film is sort of allegorical, sort of science fiction, sort of philosophical, definitely original, definitely unpredictable and most definitely weird.

A wild, sad, mordantly funny dystopia that gives sexual desperation the bad name it deserves.
The Wrap

Farrell makes a convincing sad sack regaining his romantic pulse. Weisz is radiant as, depending on how you see her character, a triumphant or a tragic heroine. Take a chance and go with this one.
SF Examiner

A bar will be open serving wines, beers, soft drinks and cake.

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