Colin Farrell’s latest film The Lobster has been selected to screen at the Spotlight section at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.
The Lobster, written and directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, will be screened at one of the world’s premiere places to debut new independent films between January 21-31 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah.
This will be Element Picture’s seventh film at Sundance since 2009 when they presented another Irish actor Liam Neeson in Five Minutes of Heaven.
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They have also debuted box-office hit The Guard in 2011, Shadow Dancer and This Must Be The Place in 2012, Lenny Abrahamson’s Frank in 2014 and Gerard Barrett’s Glassland last year.
The Lobster, starring Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Lea Seydoux, Ben Whishaw and John C. Reilly, is a love story set in the near future where single people, according to the rules of The City, 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 into The Woods.
A desperate Man escapes from The Hotel to The Woods where The Loners live and falls in love, although it is against their rules.
Another Irish film set for Sundance is Sing Street, which is directed by John Carney whose previous work includes Once which stole the show at the same festival back in 2006.
The film, which will star Aidan Gillen and Jack Reynor, is based on a boy growing up in Dublin during the 1980s who escapes his strained family life by starting a band and moving to London.