Panorama Europe 2016
Including the New York premiere of The Lure (Corki Dancingu)
by Agnieszka Smoczynska a winner of a Sundance Special Jury Award for Unique Vision and Design
Friday, May 6, 2016 – Sunday, May 22, 2016
The Museum of the Moving Image
36-01 35th Avenue (at 37th Street), Astoria, NY 11106
Tickets: Tickets: $12
($9 seniors and students / free for Museum members)
Use the code PANEUROPE2016 to save 20% on tickets at checkout
Panorama Europe 2016, the eighth edition of this unmissable festival of new and dynamic European cinema, co-presented by the Museum of the Moving Image and the members of EUNIC (European Union National Institutes for Culture), returns to the Museum and the Bohemian National Hall from May 6 – 22. with a slate of nineteen exceptional new feature films.
From mind-bending genre experiments that reinvent the musical, sci-fi film, and horror genres, to gripping dramatic features and documentaries capturing the tenuous nature of modern life for wanderers and refugees, viewers will experience a selection of some of the best and most riveting pictures from nineteen European countries. Filled with New York premieres, often with the filmmakers in person, this is a great opportunity to discover some of the most exciting new international filmmakers.
Agnieszka Smoczynska‘s The Lure is the mermaid-vampire disco musical you’ve been waiting for. This wildly imaginative fantasy plays like a gonzo take on the Little Mermaid, as sibling sirens of the sea, Silver (Marta Mazurek) and Golden (Michalina Olszanska), test the waters of the human world while working as showgirls in a night club. But things get complicated when love and vampirism enter the mix. An outré mix of horror, fairy tale, and 1980s Communist kitsch.
An enticing vampire-mermaid musical fable – Guy Lodge, Variety.com
Possibly the strangest film in this years world cinema – Lanre Bakare, The Guardian
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