UK, Ireland, Greece, France, The Netherlands


A love story set in the near future where single people, according to the rules of The City, 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 into The Woods. A desperate Man escapes from The Hotel to The Woods where The Loners live and falls in love, although it is against their rules.

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Yorgos Lanthimos

Written by: Yorgos Lanthimos, Efthimis Filippou

Produced by: Ed Guiney, Lee Magiday, Ceci Dempsey, Yorgos Lanthimos

Cinematography: Thimios Bakatakis

Editing: Yorgos Mavropsaridis

Production Design: Jacqueline Abrahams

Costume Design: Sarah Blenkinsop

Sound Design: Johnnie Burn

Cast: Colin Farrell (David), Rachel Weisz (short-sighted woman), Léa Seydoux (Loner Leader), Ashley Jensen (biscuit woman), Ben Whishaw (the limping man), John C. Reilly (lisping man), Olivia Colman (hotel manager)

Nominations and Awards

  • European Screenwriter 2015
  • European Costume Designer 2015
  • People's Choice Award 2016
  • European Actor 2015
  • European Director 2015
  • European Film 2015
  • Feature Film Selection 2015