The Lure

Women's March


The Roxy Theater Screen 3 Wed, Mar 13, 2019 7:00 PM
Film Info
Series:Women's March
Run Time:92 min
Release Year:2015
Sponsored By:Bathing Beauties Beads
Original Language:Polish
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Agniesza Smoczynska
Cast Members:Michalina Olszanska, Marta Mazurek, Kinga Preis


In celebration of Women's History Month, join us every Wednesday for Women's March, a series of films directed by women, starring women. The film selection highlights particularly creative approaches to the art of filmmaking and offers points of view from America to around the globe. 

This genre-defying horror-musical mash-up—the bold debut of Polish director Agnieszka Smoczynska—follows a pair of carnivorous mermaid sisters drawn ashore to explore life on land in an alternate 1980s Poland. Their tantalizing siren songs and otherworldly auras make
them overnight sensations as nightclub singers in the half-glam, half-decrepit world of Smoczynska’s imagining. The director gives fierce teeth to her viscerally sensual, darkly feminist twist on Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Little Mermaid,” in which the girls’ bond is tested and their survival threatened after one sister falls for a human. A coming-of-age fairy tale with a catchy synth-fueled soundtrack, outrageous song-and-dance numbers, and lavishly grimy sets, 
The Lure explores its themes of emerging female sexuality, exploitation, and the compromises of adulthood with savage energy and originality.

Sponsored by Bathing Beauties Beads.