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CANNES WATCH: A first time for Colin Farrell at Cannes

Actor Colin Farrell attends a press conference for the film The Lobster, at the 68th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Friday, May 15, 2015. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)

CANNES, France (AP) — Colin Farrell is no longer a Cannes Film Festival virgin.

The actor is here for the first time with “The Lobster,” a decidedly unusual film about single people who have less than two months to find a mate or face being turned into an animal and released into the woods.

Despite being in dozens of films over the past two decades, Farrell told a press conference on Friday that he had never come before — and he didn’t exactly make the most of his inaugural visit.

“I wouldn’t mind being here a little bit longer,” he said.

Farrell shot the movie, in which he stars with Rachel Weisz, in his native Ireland — a bonus for him.

“Everything about this experience was really, really particular for me,” said the actor. “The writing, the cast and the experience in the location we were shooting in.”

“It’s one of the most beautiful parts of the world,” he added.

“The Lobster” is competing for the Palme D’or at the festival, which closes May 24.

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