Allure

Sunday February 18th 2018, 3:00 pm

MDC's Tower Theater
1508 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33135

Runtime: 105 min

Language: English

Director: Carlos and Jason Sanchez

Country: USA, 2017

Genre: Drama, Lesbian, Romance, Suspense, Thiller

Laura (Evan Rachel Wood) works as a house cleaner for her father's company but her personal life is not so pristine. Rough around the edges, looking for love in all the wrong places, her heartbreaking behavior points to hardships of the past. One day on the job, in yet another house, Laura meets Eva (Julia Sarah Stone), a quiet teenager unhappy with her disciplined life. In Eva, Laura rediscovers an innocent tenderness. In Laura, Eva finds a thrilling rebel who can bring her into unknown territories. The mutual attraction soon morphs into obsession as Laura convinces Eva to run away and secretly come live with her, perilously raising the stakes for the young, impressionable girl as Laura's emotional instability becomes increasingly clear. As their world closes in, they must unearth certain truths to find a way out.  

An unusual and compelling mix of character drama and psychological thriller, Allure is anchored by two powerful performances, in turns forceful and vulnerable. The unbalanced pairing brings into question dynamics of age and maturity, dominance and submission.

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