Visionary Oscar-winning Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos (THE FAVOURITE, DOGTOOTH) has mastered the art of applying a surreal, absurdist lens to his narrative features, creating stories and characters that exist within their own unique worlds. Given all the “strange” social conventions of late, we felt the time was right to revisit 2015’s sweetly twisted and very strange THE LOBSTER – a sort of “non-rom-com” set in an off-kilter, dystopian society where single people must find mates within 45 days – or risk being transformed into animals. Starring Rachel Weisz and Olivia Colman (who are both Oscar nominees for their turns in THE FAVOURITE), Colin Farrell (who would later appear in 2017’s THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER), John C. Reilly, Léa Seydoux and Ben Whishaw.
“A wickedly funny protest against societal preference for nuclear coupledom that escalates, by its own sly logic, into a love story of profound tenderness and originality.” (Variety)
“Lanthimos’ unsettling tour de force reminds us of how chained to coupledom dignity remains at both the private and public level.” (Salon.com)
Wednesday, August 26
Doors 6:00 pm | Movie 6:30 pm *Start time subject to change
Advance tickets $15 advance HERE | $15 at the door
*Must be 19+ w/ID for entry and bar service. Minors OK in the balcony.
**Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.
PLEASE NOTE: All of the Rio Theatre’s screenings are operating at a sharply reduced capacity. We can’t guarantee availability of tickets at the door, so advance tickets for all screening events are strongly recommended. Our online box office can be found at www.riotheatretickets.ca. Online sales for every screening automatically end 1 hour before any given showtime.
THE LOBSTER (Yorgos Lanthimos, 2015 / 118 mins / 18A) | In a dystopian near future, single people, according to the laws of The City, are taken to The Hotel, where they are obliged to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or are transformed into beasts and sent off into The Woods.