Octavio is Dead!

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Showings

Roxie Theatre Fri, Feb 8 9:30 PM
Roxie Theatre Mon, Feb 11 9:15 PM
Film Info
Director:Sook-Yin Lee
Film Category:Narrative
Running Time:88 min
Country:Canada
Year of Release:2018

Description

A psychosexual ghost story, Octavio is Dead! stars the brilliant Sarah Gadon as a withdrawn Tyler, who abandons her overbearing mother (Rosanna Arquette) for an apartment let to her by her estranged father. There, amongst the dead flowers and musty books, Tyler discovers her father’s ghost, and her own sexuality. Taking on the clothes of her father, she, in an obviously Shakespearean plotting, forms a deep attraction to one of his former students, who mistakes her as a boy. Part horror film, part gender-bending romance, Lee’s film is the kind that defies genre but lasts in the mind for weeks. -BF