Nate von Zumwalt
Yorgos Lanthimos’ relentless trademark absurdism is at its best and most pointed in The Lobster, the Colin Farrell-led drama that sees its protagonist defect from a matchmaking hotel where he has 45 days to find a partner or be transformed into an animal of his choice. The Lobster operates on any number of frequencies, from its acute sense of pacing to its dreary, nearly monochromatic visual aesthetic, Lanthimos’ writing and direction pull the viewer in varying directions while chopping at the cultural underpinnings of modern love – or worse, what it could become. The film finally makes its commercial theatrical run next Friday after premiering at last year’s Cannes Film Festival.
Check out all of the Sundance-supported films coming to theaters and digital platforms this month.
Wednesday, March 2
Songs My Brothers Taught Me, directed by Chloé Zhao
Friday, March 4
Trapped, directed by Dawn Porter
Friday, March 11
City of Gold, directed by Laura Gabbert
The Lobster, directed by Yorgos Lanthimos
Friday, March 18
The Bronze, directed by Bryan Buckley
Take Me to the River, directed by Matt Sobel
Sundance Institute Theatre Program-supported projects coming to the stage this month.
10,000 Saints, directed by Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini
Finders Keepers, directed by Bryan Carberry and J. Clay Tweel
DVD & Blu-Ray
Tuesday, March 8
The Forbidden Room, directed by Guy Maddin and Evan Johnson
The Tribe, directed by Miroslav Slaboshpitsky
Tuesday, March 15
Brooklyn, directed by John Crowley