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The Lobster

Yorgos Lanthimos Irlanda, 2015

HKFanatic's rating of the film O Lagosta

Not only does Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos survive the transition to English-language cinema, he may have very well delivered his finest film yet with "The Lobster." The filmmaker's relentlessly bleak outlook is tempered somewhat by the droll humor, but much the reason it's hilarious is that - for all its sci-fi conceits - the world of "The Lobster" is disconcertingly close to our own. We laugh because it hurts.