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SG Film: The Lobster

Date: Time: 19:30 Location: Auditorium (Aula), Cobbenhagen building (Tilburg University)

Every first Tuesday of the month, during lecture periods, you can enjoy the best movies on the big screen on campus. This month’s pick is the black comedy The Lobster. In a dystopian near future single people are given forty-five days to find a romantic partner, or else they will be turned into beasts.

Genre: Romance, Comedy, Fantasy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Film Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
Starring: Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Léa Seydoux, and others
Language: English - Subtitles: Dutch
Time: 19:30 – 21:30 hrs. Free Entrance.


After his wife leaves him for another man, David (Colin Farrell) is taken to The Hotel, where he needs to find a partner, or he is to be transformed into an animal of his choice. Guests of The Hotel are fixated on finding a partner with whom they share artificial traits such as physical ailments, as they believe those are crucial for compatibility. Focused more on staying a human, than finding a partner, David quickly realizes the lunacy of such practice.

This absurdist comedy, compared to the works of Samuel Beckett, touches on the ludicrous dating culture of our age, where people see love as an obligation, and often belittle those who do not.

"Funny and totally unique."
– Stylist

"fascinatingly strange and smart."
– The Guardian

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Note: Only bottled water is allowed in the auditorium. Unfortunately, food and other beverages are not permitted.

SG Film Nights are organized by Studium Generale. This time in co-operation with the following associations: IDEA, SPS-NIP Tilburg, INPUT, Complex, Polis and Versot

Contact: Annelieke Koster (Studium Generale).

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