Psychological Thriller
Run Times:
105 min
Evan Rachel Wood, Julia Sarah Stone, Denis O’Hare
Carlos and Jason Sanchez
Carlos and Jason Sanchez
Plot Summary

A thirty-year-old woman, troubled by her past and struggling with a dysfunctional relationship with her father, seeks sexual and emotional fulfillment through a series of failed relationships. However, her life changes when she befriends and convinces an unhappy sixteen-year-old girl to run away to her house, under the guise of a confidante who wants to help. Although the arrangement initially works, it soon becomes clear that for the young girl to stay and continue satisfying her needs, the older woman will have to employ immoral tactics. Manipulation, denial and co-dependency fuel what ultimately becomes a fractured dynamic that can only sustain itself for so long.


“Wood expresses a life of pain will knock the wind out of you. It’s like seeing the young Liv Ullmann channel millennial nihilistic despair.”
-Owen Gleiberman, Variety


Variety – Film Review: ‘Allure’

Festivals and Awards

Toronto International Film Festival, Canada, September 2017

FIN Atlantic International Film Festival, Canada, September 2017

Edmonton International Film Festival, Canada, September 2017

FilmFest Hamburg, Germany, October 2017

Busan International Film Festival, South Korea, October 2017

Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Greece, November 2017

Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival, Taiwan, November 2017

International Film Festival Of India, Goa, India, November 2017

Whistler Film Festival, Canada, November 2017

*Winner – Best Canadian Feature

*Winner – Best Performance in a Canadian film

*Winner – Best Cinematography in a Canadian film

Palm Springs International Film Festival, USA, January 2018

TIFF Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival, Canada, January 2018

Guadalajara International Film Festival, Mexico, March 2018