Lobster, The

CELEBRATING 30 YEARS OF NOVA! Directing his first film entirely in the English language, Greek filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos’ THE LOBSTER – a black comedy set in a world where, if you’re not paired up with a life-mate by a certain age, you risk being transformed into an animal of your choosing – is distinguished by the odd, staccato line delivery by its performers that sets it apart from practically every other recent comedy. Full of sly observations and reflections on the societal pressures of coupling up, getting married and starting a family, it stars an unexpectedly funny Colin Farrell opposite an brilliant cast including Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz, John C Reilly and Ben Whishaw. Despite an outré conclusion and challenging comic approach, THE LOBSTER clicked with Carlton audiences in a major way - with Cinema Nova accounting for almost 40% of the total Australian box office - ahead of Lanthimos garnering award-season acclaim only three years later with The Favourite.

A love story set in the near future where single adults are arrested and transferred to a hotel. There they are obliged to find a match within 45 days. If they fail, they are transformed into an animal of their choosing and released into the woods. A desperate man escapes, only to then fall in love.
Monday, 29th August

Legend Deluxe: In-Cinema dining session.
Event: Special event screening, complimentary & discount tickets do not apply
CC & AD: Closed Captions or Audio Description available for individual/personal use in those shows indicating a 'CC & AD' notation on a film's session time booking button. Please note that only selected sessions are capable of offering the Closed Captions or Audio Description option, please contact the cinema in the event of confusion to avoid disappointment.

Session times for the new cinema week, commencing each Thursday, will be released the Tuesday afternoon prior

Commences Thursday, 25 Aug 2022
Rating MA15+
Genre Comedy
Running Time 118
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