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Friday Film: “The Lobster”

Let’s talk about something different this time. A world that is far more twisted and unusual than the one we already live in. A movie that I watched recently and made me think about various stuff in life that we take for granted and in addition to that, it also got me excited with the outcome and joined my list of favourites in no time.

The Lobster” is the 2015 dystopian drama film from the Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos, the guy who had me really confused on his first film and reluctant to try out his two next ones. Although he is somehow new to direction he made me love his next works after watching “The Lobster” and his progress in directing is clearly shown in all of them. Yorgos Lanthimos is known for his movies “Dogtooth” and the brand new “The Killing of a Sacred Deer”, both of them including the one I am about to introduce to you contain great evidences of his signature elements he puts in all of his works, which means that if you ever stumble upon one of them, you will immediately know what you are watching is directed by him.

David (Colin Farrell) is living in a dystopian near future when he is taken to The Hotel, a place where all single people are forced to find a romantic partner within forty-five days or otherwise they will get transformed into an animal of their choice and they will be sent into The Woods.

“The Lobster” gets you hooked from the very first scene even if you have no clue of what you are about to watch. The unique storyline along with its main characters, who are delivering their performances just the way they are supposed to, is the main reason you will simply refuse to let go of it and not learn where all of these are heading. I got totally hypnotized with all of the new stuff this movie contained considering that we are talking about a dystopian world, a situation which is entirely an imaginary one and no one of us has ever experienced and I hope we never will. Plus, the whole thing is so brilliant and thoughtful that I do not think anyone would be able to lose its interest or not sympathize with the characters and this whole new world we are being introduced to.

On the other hand, the signature elements of the director are exactly what this film needed to completely depict to the viewers the suffering or the general feelings the characters are experiencing and if it were not for them, the movie might have not been as interesting as I felt it being. The weird awkward moments, stares, movements along with the perfect performance of Colin Farrell – who was so much suited for this role that I was impressed by his amazing acting and I never thought he would be able to deliver such a role – are in perfect balance with the tone of the film, the music and the whole story of the movie. I was not at least surprised by the fact that Lanthimos chose Farrell to star in his next work too.

“The Lobster” is something new and out of the ordinary that needs to be added to your watchlist even if you are not familiar with concepts like the one it focuses on. If anything, this is exactly the reason why you should watch it as soon as possible. Now is the good time to do so. Watch it and be ready to experience a totally new world where everything can happen.

I’ll be back next Friday with another one of my favorite movies that you must watch.

Until then, leave your comments below and let us know what your thoughts on this movie are and if you enjoyed watching it.


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