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Being back in Ireland was 'heaven', says Farrell

Jane O'Faherty

Published 09/10/2015 | 02:30

Colin Farrell, Yorgos Lanthimos and Ariane Labed pictured at the Irish premiere of The Lobster at the Light House Cinema, Smithfield. Photo: Patrick O'Leary
Colin Farrell, Yorgos Lanthimos and Ariane Labed pictured at the Irish premiere of The Lobster at the Light House Cinema, Smithfield. Photo: Patrick O'Leary

Colin Farrell was "in heaven" while filming new movie 'The Lobster' in Kerry.

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Speaking at the Irish premiere, Farrell said he relished being back on home turf for the shoot.

"Ireland will always be home to me in so many ways, and it makes sense to me in ways that America never will," he said.

His new movie was filmed near Sneem, and is the first English-language project by Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos.

"It's one of my favourite parts of the world," Farrell said. "I was in heaven for three months."

Farrell was kept busy during his time in Ireland and visited members of the Katie Rose Foundation, a charity for children with mitochondrial disease.

A romantic comedy with a difference, The Lobster takes place in the near future when single people are obliged to find a mate within 45 days. The feature has already won the Jury Prize at Cannes.

Irish Independent

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