• Rachel Weisz and Colin Farrell in 'The Lobster' (SBS Movies)Source: SBS Movies
A sci-fi romantic thriller with Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz.

7 Sep 2015 - 5:41 PM  UPDATED 7 Sep 2015 - 5:41 PM

When The Lobster premiered at Cannes, Vultures' Jada Yuan said it has a "hilarious deadpan absurdity", and that's evident in the film's first trailer.

The film from Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos bills itself as a sci-fi romantic thriller starring Colin Farrell in a dystopic world that really hates single people.

Singles are rounded up and forced to find a mate in 45 days, lest they be turned into an animal of their choice.

Farrell's character chose the lobster, obviously, because lobsters mate for life.

The Lobster will open in Australia on October 22.

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