Yorgos Lanthimos’s “The Lobster,” winner of the Jury’s Award at Cannes 2015, will be screened at the opening of the Anonimul International Independent Film Festival, which will take place on August 17-23 in Danube Delta’s Sfantu Gheorghe.
Greece’s Yorgos Lanthimos became known after “Dogtooth,” his 2009 film, won the Un Certain Regard Award in Cannes and was nominated for the Oscars in the “Best Foreign Language Film” category.
In “The Lobster,” sometime in the future single people are arrested and taken to a hotel. They are forced to find a partner in 45 days or they will be transformed into an animal of their choice and sent into the woods. David escapes from the hotel into the woods and falls in love, although that is forbidden. Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz are part of the cast, alongside John C. Reilly, Lea Seydoux, Angeliki Papoulia and a number of non-professional actors.
The film will be screened for the first time in Romania at Anonimul.
Ludmila Cvikova, head of the festival’s selection process, will propose this year six titles for the feature films competition, including Romania’s “Lumea e a mea,” directed by Nicolae Constantin Tanase.
Over 400 short-reels from 30 countries have signed up for the Fiction and Animation Short-reels Competition, being selected by film critic Irina-Margareta Nistor.
The short-reels selected are competing for the “Best Foreign Short-reel” and “Best Romanian Short-reel” awards that will be offered based on the public’s votes.