• Allure

    Directed by Carlos Sanchez, Jason Sanchez
    Canada | 105 minutes | US Premiere | World Cinema Now

  • Allure

    Directed by Carlos Sanchez, Jason Sanchez
    Canada | 105 minutes | US Premiere | World Cinema Now

  • Allure

    Directed by Carlos Sanchez, Jason Sanchez
    Canada | 105 minutes | US Premiere | World Cinema Now

  • Allure

    Directed by Carlos Sanchez, Jason Sanchez
    Canada | 105 minutes | US Premiere | World Cinema Now

An unusual and compelling mix of character drama and psychological thriller, Allure is anchored by two powerful performances, in turns forceful and vulnerable. When 30-something Laura offers teenage Eva an escape from her repressive home life, the unbalanced pairing brings into question dynamics of age and maturity, dominance and submission.

Schedule

January 6, 2018 5:30 PM Camelot Theatres Tickets not available
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January 7, 2018 4:00 PM Palm Canyon Theatre Tickets not available
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film synopsis

An unusual and compelling mix of character drama and psychological thriller, Allure questions dynamics of age and maturity, dominance and submission, codependence and freedom.

Thirty-something Laura lives in the shadow of a past that she just can’t shake. She works a day job cleaning houses for her father’s business, and her off-duty attempts at intimacy put her into unsatisfying, unsettling situations. Until, that is, she meets teenage Eva whose individuality is suppressed by her controlling mother. Both isolated in their normal worlds, Laura offers Eva an escape, and the two forge a precarious and increasingly volatile space of their own.

Allure marks the confident feature debut of fine art photographers Carlos and Jason Sanchez, who bring their collective aesthetic sensibility to the film’s visual style by using camera placement and lighting to make internal states visible. Two powerful performances, in turns forceful and vulnerable, anchor this tense story of manipulation and how the past can haunt us.

film details

Country: Canada
Year: 2017
Running Time: 105 minutes
Premier Status: US Premiere
Language: English
Director: Carlos Sanchez, Jason Sanchez
Producers: Luc Déry, Kim McCraw
Principal Cast: Evan Rachel Wood, Julia Sarah Stone, Denis O'Hare, Maxim Roy
Cinematographers: Sara Mishara
Editor: Jesse Riviere, Elisabeth Olga Tremblay
Music: Olivier Alary
Screenwriter: Carlos Sanchez, Jason Sanchez

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