A HIGHLY unusual comedy film directed by a Greek director will be screened in central Keighley next month.

The Lobster will be shown by Keighley Film Club at the Picture House Cinema, in North Street.

The bizarre premise of the film is sure to raise eyebrows even amongst those film lovers who think they may have seen it all before.

Set in a dystopian near-future, the 2015 film tells the story of a city where singles are given 45 days to find a romantic partner before they are turned into an animal of their choice.

It stars Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, and Léa Seydoux. The film is internationally co-produced by companies from Ireland, the United Kingdom, Greece, France and the Netherlands, and was directed by Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos.

The Lobster was selected to compete for the Palme d’Or at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Jury Prize.

It was also shown in the Special Presentations section of the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival.

The film's eccentric take on society and relationships has won plaudits from most critics, who have praised its imaginative and groundbreaking style.

The Lobster, which has a rating as only suitable for people aged 15 and older, will be shown at the Picture House on Sunday June 19. Doors open at 5.35pm for a 6pm start.