Yorgos Lanthimos has won the Jury Prize for The Lobster in the 68th Festival de Cannes, adding a second Cannes prize next to Un Certain Regard Prize for the Dogtooth in 2009.

"You always try to do something different in a film, which makes it hard to achieve unanimous approval. So to win an award is extraordinary." Lanthimos said at a press conference.

StarringColin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, John C.Reilly and Lea Seydoux, the film is set in dystopian future, where single people are forced to mate in a facility, called the Hotel, within 45 days. If they fail, they are transformed into the animal of their choice and are released in the woods.


See also: Awards Full List here & Greek News Agenda: Lanthimos’ Lobster Competing for the Palme d’Or