After earning rave reviews at Cannes, Toronto, and Sundance, Yorgos Lanthimos’ bizarre black comedy The Lobster is finally headed to U.S. theaters.
In Lanthimos’ first English-language film, set in the dystopian near future, single people are rounded up and sent to a hotel, where they have 45 days to fall in love. If they fail to find a suitable mate, they’re transformed into an animal of their choice and released.
Colin Farrell stars as a recently divorced man checking in with his dog (who used to be his brother). The hotel is populated by similarly lonely people, but he doesn’t feel a spark until he breaks out and encounters a group of radicals in the woods, who’ve all sworn never to fall in love. John C. Reilly, Rachel Weisz, Lea Seydoux, and Ben Whishaw also star.
The Lobster made its premiere at Cannes last spring, where it won the jury prize. It opens in U.S. theaters on March 11.
Watch the trailer above.