THE LOBSTER
2015, A24, 119 min, Dir: Yorgos Lanthimos

In this highly imaginative, delightfully absurdist comedy from visionary director Yorgos Lanthimos (DOGTOOTH), Colin Farrell stars as David, a man who has just been dumped by his wife. To make matters worse, David lives in a society where single people have 45 days to find true love, or else they are turned into the animal of their choice and released into the woods. After several romantic misadventures, David decides to make a daring escape to abandon this world and ultimately joins up with a rebel faction known as The Loners, a group founded on a complete rejection of romance. But once there David meets an enigmatic stranger (Rachel Weisz) who stirs up unexpected and strong feelings within him.


COLD HEAVEN
1992, Park Circus/MGM, 105 min, USA, Dir: Nicolas Roeg

Theresa Russell stars as Marie Davenport, a lapsed Catholic unhappily married to a physician (Mark Harmon). The couple go to Acapulco, where Marie plans to announce she’s leaving for another man - but before she gets the chance, her husband is run over by a speedboat. When Dr. Davenport’s body later disappears from a hospital autopsy slab, the apparent resurrection challenges everything Marie believes. Co-starring James Russo, Talia Shire and Seymour Cassel, this haunting drama will hold viewers in thrall up to its final twist.


CHRISTMAS IN CONNECTICUT
1945, Warner Bros. , 101 min, Dir: Peter Godfrey

Barbara Stanwyck stars as a famous expert on marriage, cooking and homemaking who is asked by her publisher to host a national hero for Christmas dinner at her Connecticut home. It should be simple, but she must scramble to keep the secret that she's single, can't cook and doesn't own a home. With a lot of help, meticulous planning and split-second timing, the urban sophisticate may succeed … but the unforeseen happens when she falls in love with her guest in this classic romantic comedy.


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