Coming Distractions: Here’s the trailer for The Lobster, one of our favorites from this year’s Cannes

The A.V. Club’s own Ignatiy Vishnevetsky called the The Lobster, the latest surreal, darkly comedic film from Dogtooth director Yorgos Lanthimos, “funny,” “unsettling,” and, “occasionally gruesome” when he watched it at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Now, you can see for yourself—in bite-sized trailer form, at least—whether you’re as affected by Lanthimos’ tale of a sad-sack divorcee (Colin Farrell) who’s forced to attend a government-run resort where single people are transformed into animals by a relationship-minded bureaucracy. (The title comes from Farrell’s chosen form if he fails, which Olivia Colman, playing the resort’s polite-but-sympathy-free manager, notes is, “an excellent choice.”)

Besides Farrell, the film also features a host of other glum-looking romantic failures, played by the likes of Rachel Weisz, Ben Whishaw, and John C. Reilly, all looking suitably dejected in their government-issue ponchos and poorly tailored evening dress. Despite the …

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