New Posters: THE LOBSTER and THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER!

Tomorrow we will have a pair of stunning new posters celebrating two powerhouse genre films by filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos: THE LOBSTER and THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER!

Both of these films are amongst some of our favorites to come out over the last couple years, and we're proud to release posters from artists Boris Pelcer and Greg Ruth, respectively. Both Boris and Greg approached their posters with a depth worthy of each film's vastly different themes, and they both truly crushed it. To discuss further would take away from the experience of seeing these films, so we'll step aside and let the art (and artists) have the floor.

THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER is available on home video/Blu-Ray tomorrow and we can't recommend seeing it fast enough. If you have yet to experience THE LOBSTER as well, consider saddling up for one of the craziest double features. 

Both posters will be available for purchase at a random time tomorrow (1/23) via mondotees.com.

The Lobster by Boris Pelcer
24"x36" Screen Print, Edition of 250
Printed by D&L Screenprinting
Expected to ship March 2018
$50

“I really enjoy feeding into my own morbid curiosity to question everything. This is precisely why I am drawn to the movies that compel the viewer to question the themes being explored. THE LOBSTER does just that, and getting to create a poster for it was an honor. The film tells a bizarre story in which single adults are taken to The Hotel and given 45 days to find a compatible partner. If they fail to find someone, they are turned into an animal of their choosing and released into The Woods. Many individuals, like our main character David, risk everything to escape into The Woods and live free amongst other runaway loners. However, it quickly becomes evident that even these outsiders have their own set of arbitrary rules. 

"Everything is presented in extremes. Characters are either in a relationship or alone and miserable. They are compliant or they are brutalized. It deals with themes of human relationships, emotions, love, loneliness and everything that we as humans are willing to do to escape that loneliness. With this poster, I wanted to feature the two main characters, played wonderfully by Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz, and focus on the juxtaposition of the worlds each seem to be stuck in." - Boris Pelcer

The Killing of a Sacred Deer by Greg Ruth
24"x36" Screen Print, Edition of 250
Printed by D&L Screenprinting
Expected to ship March 2018
$50

"This is a strange and consistently unnerving film with some incredible visual potential for a poster, as well as important dangers to avoid spoiling the film’s secrets. The limited cast and intimacy of the film kept driving me towards portraiture and addressing the personal character interactions. I must have drawn a dozen or so different approaches, and in the end we settled on the one that was the oddest and least specific, while being completely so only after you’ve experienced the film itself. This - as compared to all the others - was the oddest duck, but also secretly the one I most wanted to explore. I think I even quietly promised myself I’d make this piece anyway, even if we went with another approach… so it was like Christmas getting to go all in on this bagged deer image.

"I’d always had a thing for those old dioramas in natural history museums; there’s something about the captured sense of them imprisoned in their illusory worlds with faux landscapes and fake plants. They always looked to me like they were on the verge of some thought of escape, but frozen just before its blossoming. Forever. Seemed like an ideal way to express the spirit of the film and reward the viewer in different ways before and after they’ve seen it."
- Greg Ruth

Get a look at the inspiration and process behind Greg's poster here.

 

Please follow us on Twitter for the on sale announcement. These products will be available online at a random time on Tuesday, January 23rd on mondotees.com.