“It’s no coincidence the targets are shaped like single people, and not couples.” First footage from Yorgos Lanthimos’ new feature. The “offbeat dating satire” hits Irish cinemas Oct 16th. THE LOBSTER is An unconventional love story set in a dystopian near future where single people, according to the rules of the Town, are arrested and transferred to the Hotel. There they are obliged to find a matching mate in 45 days. If they fail, they are transformed into an animal of their choosing and released in the woods. A desperate man escapes from the Hotel to the woods where the Loners live and there he falls in love although it’s against the rules. THE LOBSTER opens in Irish cinemas October 16, 2015.