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Kerry-shot film The Lobster, starring Colin Farrell, to have world premiere at Cannes

Published 16/04/2015 | 13:19

John C Reilly, Ben Whishaw, and Colin Farrell in The Lobster which will premiere at Cannes
John C Reilly, Ben Whishaw, and Colin Farrell in The Lobster which will premiere at Cannes

The Lobster, starring Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Ben Whishaw and John C Reilly, will screen in competition at the Cannes Film Festival.

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The film, which was shot at Parknasilla in Kerry last year and was produced by Irish company Element Pictures, will screen at the prestigious official competition.

It is the English language debut of Greek film director Yorgos Lanthimos who previously helmed Dogtooth and Alps.

Farrell also stars with Olivia Coleman, Lea Seydoux, and Michael Smiley in the black love story set in the near future "where love is a matter of life or death".

Speaking on the announcement, producer Ed Guiney said "Yorgos is one of the most visionary film-makers working today and The Lobster is a profoundly moving, brilliantly funny and disturbing meditation on modern love.

"Cannes competition is the perfect place to launch this film.’

Macbeth, starring Michael Fassbender and Jack Reynor will also screen.

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