Watch Trailer for a Romantic Comedy That’s Really Out There “The Lobster”

The idea of love in dystopian society has been pondered now and again in the arts, but rarely has it gone as Kafka-esque from the get go as The Lobster where if you don’t fall in love, you’ll turn into an animal.

Director and co-writer Yorgos Lanthimos and co-writer Efthymis Filippou have made what looks to be, from this trailer, a sheer delight starring Colin Farrell and featuring Rachel Weisz, John C. Reilly, Ben Whishaw, Lea Seydoux, and more. 

The Lobster opens its theatrical release in the UK on Oct. 16th and will hopefully its way across the pond soon after.