Roffa Mon Amour + Paviljoen aan het Water

Film: The Lure (2015)

Director: Agnieszka Smoczyńska

Subtitles: English

Date: Thursday, August 3

Doors open: 18:00

First dinner slot : 18:30

Second dinner slot: 19:30

Start film: 21:30

English subtitles included

Location: Paviljoen aan het Water, Brielselaan 157, 3081 AC Rotterdam

Drinks, popcorn and sweets for sale at the location

The Lure (2015)

Agnieszka Smoczyńska • 92' • Paviljoen aan het Water

Roffa Mon Amour and Pavijoen aan het Water are joining forces for a Polish night. We’re going to enjoy some juicy Polish dumplings before the film The Lure (2015) starts on the waterfront of Charlois surrounded by the lights of the city.

About the film

Two sirens, Golden and Silver meet the Polish rock group Figs n’ Dates in the 1980s. They go to the nightclub where the band performs and begin working as strippers and backing vocalists, eventually establishing the duo “The Lure.” In the meantime, Silver falls in love with the bassist Mietek while her sister is bloodthirsty and eats humans. Golden learns from Triton, a fellow marine creature who is also the singer of a metal band, that Silver will transform into sea foam if she falls in love and her love marries someone else. 

The Lure is a modern fairy tale based on “The Little Mermaid” by Hans Christian Andersen. Described by the director herself as a coming-of-age story, it explores the sexuality of two young women – here mermaids – using the power of glamorous musical numbers. 

As the debut film for the director Agnieszka Smoczynska, she admitted that it echoes her youth since her mum owned a nightclub, where she had her “first shot of vodka, first cigarette, first sexual disappointment and first important feeling for a boy.”

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