In Polish, English subtitles
For audiences aged 18 and above
'In mermaid tales - the old ones, before Disney - hybrid fish-women use their glorious voices to lure men into the depths. In some regions, mermaids are harbingers of doom; in others, they are vengeful spirits of women who were themselves lured to the water by treacherous, violent men. The Polish cannibal mermaid musical "The Lure" cherry-picks from various traditions to create its own unique folkloric creatures in a darkly freaky riff on Hans Christian Andersen's "The Little Mermaid."
Crafted as a kaleidoscope of color and nightclub sparkle, "The Lure"'s glitter does not distract from the fact that this is a technically confident and often quite accomplished piece of filmmaking, with a rare ability to dance intuitively between linear plotting and phantasmagoric fantasy.'
Russ Fischer, Indiewire
Director: Agnieszka Smoczyńska
Screenplay: Robert Bolesto
Cast: Michalina Olszańska, Marta Mazurek, Jakub Gierszał, Andrzej Konopka
Production: Włodzimierz Niderhaus / WFDiF Documentary & Feature Film Studios
Sales: Kino Świat