We welcome back Jen and Dave from The Family Tree podcast for Episode #013 this time it’s Jen’s choice and she picked Yorgos Lanthimos’ 2015 dystopian “romantic comedy” The Lobster.
Treading a thin line between tragedy and comedy with its moments of absurdity and bleak violence The Lobster is the most requested film choice by our guests – for us this was a welcome re-watch.
Featuring a stellar cast including, Rachel Weisz, Olivia Colman, Lea Seydoux, John C. Reilly and Ben Whishaw (!) and a career best from the often patchy Colin Farrell The Lobster can be viewed as a film of two parts (a perfect opportunity for the important tea break!)
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Summed up as a magical realist film the guests and host recommend it – particularly as an introduction the occasionally surreal world of international cinema – scoring highly on the small screen viewing.
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The Soundtrack for Lobster mainly consists of Orchestral Score including Beethovens “String Quartet No1 in F Major” which we have included as well as Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds & Kylie “Where The Wild Roses Grow”
More about The Lobster
@LobsterFilm Yorgos Lanthimos
Jacqueline Abrahams @authorjabrahams
Rog Ashton-Griffiths @ashtongriffiths
Jessica Barden @RealJessyBarden
Olivia Colman @OColmanFans
Roland Ferrandi @roland_ferrandi
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