“…The Best Goth Musical About Man-Eating Mermaids Ever Made”
Films We Like is pleased to announce the upcoming theatrical release of the THE LURE, the playful and confident debut of Polish director Agnieszka Smoczynska, which had its North American premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in 2016.
In this bold, genre-defying horror-musical mashup, a pair of carnivorous mermaid sisters are drawn ashore in an alternate '80s Poland to explore the wonders and temptations of life on land. Their tantalizing siren songs and otherworldly aura make them overnight sensations as nightclub singers in the half-glam, half-decrepit fantasy world of Smoczynska's imagining. In a visceral twist on Hans Christian Andersen's original Little Mermaid tale, one sister falls for a human, and as the bonds of sisterhood are tested, the lines between love and survival get blurred. A savage coming-of-age fairytale with a catchy new-wave soundtrack, lavishly grimy sets, and outrageous musical numbers, The Lure explores its themes of sexuality, exploitation, and the compromises of adulthood with energy and originality.
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About Janus Films
Janus Films was founded in 1956, in the historic Brattle Theatre in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It was the first theatrical distribution company dedicated to bringing international art-house films to U.S. audiences, including the work of Michelangelo Antonioni, Sergei Eisenstein, Ingmar Bergman, Federico Fellini, Akira Kurosawa, François Truffaut, and Yasujiro Ozu. Janus handles rights in all media, and its library has grown to more than 800 films.
About Films We Like
Founded by award-winning documentary filmmaker Ron Mann (Grass, Comic Book Confidential, Altman) Films We Like is a boutique distributor of documentary, independent, and international films in Canada. Recent releases include Tampopo, Cameraperson, and Things to Come.
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