1308 W Dayton St, Madison, WI 53715
Poland | 92 min | NR | DCP | Dir. Agnieszka Smoczyńska
In this bold, genre-defying horror-musical mashup — the playful and confident debut of Polish director Agnieszka Smoczynska — a pair of carnivorous mermaid sisters are drawn ashore in an alternate ’80s Poland to explore the wonders and temptations of life on land. In a visceral twist on Hans Christian Andersen’s original Little Mermaid tale, one sister falls for a human, and as the bonds of sisterhood are tested, the lines between love and survival get blurred.
“Holding it all together is an exploration – always intriguing if not always coherent – of the myths and puzzles of female sexuality.” – A.O. Scott, New York Times