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Love is an incredibly strange thing. That’s why some of the best love stories of all time are told in the strangest of ways. For an example of this, one need look no further than Yorgos Lanthimos’ film The Lobster. A new trailer for the upcoming dystopian love story has just hit the Internet, and its bizarre blend of humor and drama is not something you will want to miss. Check it out below to see for yourself.
Now that’s a trailer that promises a film full of humor and drama in equal measures. The Lobster centers upon a man named David (Colin Farrell) who is brought to a remote hotel full of single people. Upon his arrival at the facility, he is given 45 days to fall in love with someone at the compound, or the officials at the hotel will turn him into an animal of his choosing – in his case, a lobster – and release him into the wild. Eventually, David becomes acquainted with a woman out in the woods, and the two begin a forbidden affair with one another that explores the genuine nature of love.
It really goes without saying, but we will have to bring it up anyway: The Lobster certainly looks like one of the strangest movies we have ever seen – and we mean that in a good way. With a fairly all-star cast consisting of Collin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, John C. Reilly, and Lea Seydoux, The Lobster strikes an impeccable balance between black humor and raw human pathos.
Although the film has an absolutely absurd premise, it will realistically examine the concept of love, and how humans approach romance. Sure, it’s a dystopian future where people get turned into animals, but many of the jokes about being single or in a relationship feel eerily familiar to anyone watching the trailer who has ever been in love.
The trailer for The Lobster also serves as a resume for how critically acclaimed the film has become in its early release. During the run of the preview, the trailer extols numerous honors, and reveals that some fairly high profile critics have praised the execution of the film.
If you have not watched the trailer for The Lobster yet, do yourself a favor and check it out. The film looks absolutely stunning, with just the right amount of attention paid to every human emotion. We will bring you more information about The Lobster as it becomes available to us; the film was originally slated to hit theaters earlier this month, but will not experience a wide release on May 13.