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Here's the film made in Kerry and Dublin that got a standing ovation at Cannes

You might have spotted Colin Farrell around Sneem.

68th Cannes Film Festival - The Lobster Premiere

COLIN FARRELL’S NEW film The Lobster is competing for the Palme D’Or at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

It was made last year on location in Dublin and Kerry with backing from the Irish Film Board, and also features Rachel Weisz, Jon C Reilly and Ashley Jensen.

The Lobster had its premiere at the French festival last night and it’s safe to say it made quite the impression.

The first reviews are in:

lob1 Source: The Telegraph

The stakes are high, but the director and key collaborators raise their game and the movie is boosted by the sort of eclectic acting line-up not often found outside the confines of a Woody Allen or Wes Anderson film. The result is a richly rewarding, but often very disturbing, even harrowing work… it might just be recognized as a classic example of a genre only now just beginning to form.”

- Hollywood Reporter

var1 Source: Variety

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The film is tipped by Paddy Power to take the presigious Palme d’Or at Cannes, an honour previously held by Pulp Fiction, The Pianist and Blue is the Warmest Colour.

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