Irish co-production The Lobster wins prestigious prize in Cannes
Published 25/05/2015 | 08:22
Irish co-production 'The Lobster' has netted the prestigious Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival.
The black comedy, which stars Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz, was filmed in Co Kerry last year and received funding from the Irish Film Board.
Shot in Dublin, Sneem and Kenmare, Lobster is a sci-fi romance which has taken film critics and festival veterans by surprise.
It got rave reviews from critics at Cannes and yesterday scooped the Jury Prize - the biggest coup for the Irish at the festical since Ken Loach's 'The Wind that Shakes the Barley' won the top prize the Palme D'Or in 2006.
Arts Minister Heather Humphreys congratulated the film's Irish producers Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe, and described the win as "another boost for the Irish film industry."