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The Lobster

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Original title
The Lobster
Running time
118 min.
Greece Greece
Efthymis Filippou, Yorgos Lanthimos
Thimios Bakatatakis
Co-production Greece-Ireland-United Kingdom-Netherlands-France;
Film4 Productions, Irish Film Board, Eurimages, Netherlands Film Fund, Greek Film Center, British Film Institute, Element Pictures, Scarlet Films, Faliro House, Haut et Court, Lemming Film, Protagonist
Sci-Fi. Drama. Romance | Dystopia. Black Comedy
An unconventional love story set in a dystopian near future where single people, according to the rules of the Town, 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 in the woods. A desperate man escapes from the Hotel to the woods where the Loners live and there he falls in love although it’s against the rules.
2016: Academy Awards: Nominated for Best Original Screenplay
2016: Golden Globes: Nominated for Best Actor-Comedy (Colin Farrell)
2015: Cannes Film Festival: Jury Prize
2015: BAFTA Awards: Nominated for Best British Film
2015: European Films Awards: Best Screenplay & Custome Design
2015: British Independent Film Awards (BIFA): Best Supp. Actress (Colman). 7 Nom.
2015: Sevilla Film Festival: Official Selection
2016: European Film Awards: Nominated for Audience Award
2016: Critics Choice Awards: Nominated for Best Original
2016: Chicago Film Critics Awards: Nominated for Best Actor (Farrell) & Screenplay
2016: San Francisco Film Critics Circle: Nominated for Best Original Screenplay
2016: Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Screenplay
2016: Satellite Awards: Nominated for Best Original Screenplay
2016: Gaudí Awards: Nominated for Best European Film
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