The Lobster - Opens June 3rd
Colin Farrell stars as David, a man who has just been dumped by his wife. To make matters worse, David lives in a society where single people have 45 days to find true love, or else they are turned into the animal of their choice and released into the woods. David is kept at the mysterious hotel while he searches for a new partner, and after several romantic misadventures decides to make a daring escape to abandon this world. He ultimately joins up with a rebel faction known as The Loners, a group founded on a complete rejection of romance. But once there David meets an enigmatic stranger (Rachel Weisz) who stirs up unexpected and strong feelings within him... At once a full immersion into a strange and surreal world, and a witty and clever reflection of our own society, THE LOBSTER is a thrillingly audacious vision fully brought to life by Lanthimos and his terrific cast. The filmmaker displays a completely singular style and mastery of tone, finding the perfect balance between sharp-edged satire and romantic fable that entertains its audience while also leaving them with lots to reflect on long after the credits have rolled.
"Yorgos Lanthimos' first English-language feature is a wickedly funny, unexpectedly moving satire of couple-fixated society." - Variety.
"Bone-dry dystopian satire, with Lanthimos piling absurdity upon absurdity, results in a film that is by turns entertaining and baffling, but also fully in command of its crazy world." - Toronto Star.
"This is cinema in quotemarks, tongue-in-cheek storytelling that uses absurdity to hold a mirror to how we live and love." - Time Out.
118 min., Rated R.
Wings of Desire - One Time Showing
Sunday June 12th
A Special Presentation as a part of Germanfest
An angel tires of overseeing human activity and wishes to become human when he falls in love with a mortal.
"Wings of Desire is one of Wenders's most stunning achievements." - Chicago Reader
"This story of angels is really an examination of what it means to be human -- in the most profound sense but via the smallest, most trivial details." - Paste Magazine
"A sublimely beautiful, deeply romantic film for our times." - Variety
128mins., Rated PG-13