"We're not human. We're on holiday here." (From the film)
Two mermaids came ashore at a night club in Warsaw.
Remind yourself how fascinated you were by Andersen's The Little Mermaid as a child. Now picture a punk version of the story, set in a nightclub, featuring two singing mermaids with fangs. Crazy, isn't it? First time Polish director Agnieszka Smoczynska says the film echoes a youth spent in her mother's nightclub, where she had her "first shot of vodka, first cigarette, first sexual disappointment, and first important feeling for a boy." She wanted to tell all of this in a rendering of The Little Mermaid. Get ready for a magnetic, awe-inspiring millennial musical.
2016 SUNDANCE, SYDNEY, KARLOVY VARY, STOCKHOLM
Agnieszka Smoczynska studied film direction at the Krzysztof Kieslowski Film School in Katowice. She is known for her short Aria Diva (2007), which won national awards in Poland. Her feature debut The Lure (2015) is being screened at international festivals.