Issue 81

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16 Issue 81 / 2015 FILM In the world of The Lobster, you don't swipe right but instead have set time to find a partner before you're turned into an animal. Yorgos Lanthimos' film is a quirky and slightly depressing view on society's negative view of singletons. You come out of the film thinking that it's about time you found a partner, rather than be turned into a cat for the rest of your life. We start the film with Colin Farrell's character (David) being told that his wife is leaving him. Now that might bad news normally but in this world, being single is not accepted. David is then sent to a hotel where he must find a partner within 48 hours or be turned into an animal - his choice being a lobster. As evidence of this incoming threat, David is followed by his brother, a dog! Met by the fairly cold hotel manager (Olivia Coleman), David is told of the importance of having partners but also that his stay is only for a limited amount of time. You can increase your time, however by hunting other people. After seeing others patner-up and be sent away, David quickly partners a sadistic and crazy woman, a woman who eventually kills his brother the dog. After he realises he has made a mistake, David quickly cancels the arranged partnership and takes her to the animal chamber. The second part of the film is David's escape to the ideological loners and new life. A group whereby contact with others is forbidden, David soon becomes attached to Rachel Weisz's character - a woman whom, like David, has short sight. Through clandestine arrangments, the two form a stong relationship within the group. After a few trips to the city the two decide to escape and set up their own life. The leader of the loners (Lea Seydoux), however (SPOILER ALERT!) finds out about this and subsequently blinds Rachel Weisz. To cut a long story short, the two escape to the city and we are left unsure as to whether David will blind himself or leave her in the city. This film is not going to get your pulse racing, however it does present an interesting insight into the world of social compatability. Overall, The Lobster seems like a two films made into one. It is very weird, strange and unlike anything you'll have had ever seen. The storyline is engaging and the awkward and socially inept interactions are pretty funny. So, all single people out there, stick to Tinder. Swipe right as many times as you can, otherwise you might just find yourself being some family's household pet. In a world where dating is dominated by apps, The Lobster presents an idea to what the future could be like for us Pillow Cinema and its beanbags are back Brought to you by the people behind Hot Tub Cinema and held at the Grade II listed Sutton House in Hackney, Pillow Cinema is here to see you through the cold winter nights with a great selection of films and the comfiest seats in town – although if you find the idea of lounging on a massive pillow ridiculous, you can opt for a standard chair. Screenings run until the end of November and there's something for everyone to enjoy – classics like Breakfast At Tiffany's, Pulp Fiction and Titanic, new releases like Jurassic World, Pitch Perfect 2 and Still Alice and everything in between. There's no Christmas films on the programme yet (let's see if they decide to extend their run) but you can get that festive feeling by tucking into some mince pies and mulled wine. Another month, Another film club the lobster

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