Yorgos Lanthimos (The Lobster) directs the project he has co-written with regular collaborator Efthymis Filippou and co-produced with Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe of Element Pictures.
The 70th annual Cannes Film Festival takes place from 17th-28th May 2017.
Colin Farrell, also a leading actor in ‘The Lobster’, stars in the title alongside Nicole Kidman. The pair also appearing on screen together in the upcoming ‘The Beguiled’ from Sofia Coppola, which is also in competition.
Farrell’s character is a charismatic surgeon forced to make an unthinkable sacrifice after his life starts to fall apart when the behaviour of a teenage boy he has taken under his wing takes a sinister turn, while Kidman plays his wife.
IFTA Rising Star Nominee Barry Keoghan (Dunkirk), Raffey Cassidy (Tomorrowland), Sunny Suljic (The Unspoken), Bill Camp (12 Years a Slave) and Alicia Silverstone (Clueless) also star.
Ed Guiney, Producer:
“We are thrilled to be back in Cannes with Yorgos and Colin following the success of THE LOBSTER two years ago. Yorgos is truly one of the most talented and visionary film makers working anywhere at the moment and Cannes is the perfect place to launch his new film to the world.”
‘The Lobster’ won the Jury Prize in Cannes in 2015 and was recently nominated for an Academy Award® for Best Original Screenplay. ‘Dogtooth’, another of Lanthimos’ projects, won Cannes’ Prix Un Certain Regard in 2009, later receiving an Academy Award® nomination for Best Foreign Language Film.
This is Element’s seventh production or co-production in Official Selection at Cannes in recent years. Ken Loach’s ‘Jimmy’s Hall’ screened in competition in 2014 as did Paolo Sorrentino’s ‘This Must Be The Place’ in 2011. Alicia Duffy’s ‘All Good Children’ was selected for the Director’s Fortnight section of the festival in 2010 and in 2007 Lenny Abrahamson’s ‘Garage’ won the Cacae Prize. In 2006 Ken Loach’s ‘The Wind That Shakes The Barley’ won the Palme d’Or.