The Lobster, filmed in Kerry, leads the British Independent Film Awards race with an incredible seven nominations including Best British Independent Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Producer of the Year. Distributed by Element Pictures, The Lobster has been well received for its quirky love story starring Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz.
Additionally Colin Farrell is nominated as Best Actor while Olivia Colman and Ben Whishaw are up for their supporting roles in the same movie.
Meanwhile Dublin director Lenny Abrahamson’s much praised Room is nominated for Best International Independent Film, which is also distributed by Element Pictures and is due for release in Ireland on January 16th 2016.
Speaking on the nominations, Element Pictures Producer Ed Guiney commented: “’We are so thrilled that The Lobster has been recognised by the BIFAs with seven nominations; it’s a huge testament to (director) Yorgos and our amazing cast and crew. We are also delighted that Room has been nominated as best international film.’
The BIFAs are held on December 6th at London’s Old Billingsgate.