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Now showing at Brewery Arts Centre 122a,Highgate,Kendal,Cumbria LA9 4HE 01539 725133

  • The Lobster

The Lobster 4 stars

Single people who live in The City are transported to The Hotel run by a Manager, who explains that all guests have 45 days to find a soulmate among the other residents. Anyone who fails to find a partner will be transformed into a wild animal that reflects their personality traits. A widower called David arrives at The Hotel and befriends a Lisping Man and a Limping Man. They look for potential mates among the female population.

  • GenreComedy, Romance, Science Fiction
  • CastRachel Weisz, Colin Farrell, Ben Whishaw, John C Reilly.
  • DirectorYorgos Lanthimos.
  • WriterYorgos Lanthimos, Efthymis Filippou.
  • CountryIre/UK/Gre
  • Duration118 mins
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  • Release16/10/2015 (selected cinemas)

Greek filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos, who won numerous awards for Dogtooth and Alps, delivers another breathtaking portrait of human behaviour with this quirky comedy drama set in a dystopian near future. In this bleak, unforgiving time, single people who live in The City are transported to The Hotel run by a Manager (Olivia Colman), who explains that all guests have 45 days to find a soulmate among the other residents. Anyone who fails to find a partner will be transformed into a wild animal that reflects their personality traits. A widower called David (Colin Farrell) arrives at The Hotel and befriends a Lisping Man (John C Reilly) and a Limping Man (Ben Whishaw). They look for potential mates among the female population including a Nosebleed Woman (Jessica Barden) and a Heartless Woman (Angeliki Papoulia). As the days pass without a hint of romance, David grows increasingly desperate and he flees The Hotel and escapes into the nearby woods where he becomes part of the Loners, who believe in a solitary existence. In this idyll of enforced individuality, David falls for a Short Sighted Woman (Rachel Weisz) but they hide their feelings since they contravene the strict rules of the Loners.

Showtimes (Click time to book tickets)

Thursday 11th February 2016