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The Weekend Australian - Review - - Out & About - David Strat­ton

The Lob­ster (MA15+) The first English-lan­guage fea­ture by award-win­ning Greek di­rec­tor Yor­gos Lan­thi­mos re­tains the bizarre vi­sion of Dog­tooth and Alps. In a fu­ture, or pos­si­bly par­al­lel, world, be­ing sin­gle is not an op­tion. As the re­cently di­vorced pro­tag­o­nist (Colin Farrell) dis­cov­ers, a time limit is placed on find­ing a new mate and, if this isn’t met, sin­gles are trans­formed into an­i­mals of their choice — in his case, a lob­ster. Com­bined with the film’s dry hu­mour and wickedly satiric al­le­gory, there’s a sur­pris­ing ten­der­ness.


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