Susanne Wuest, Julian Richings, Cara Ricketts, Christian Serritiello
Hayley Brown, Riel Roch Decter
Yellow Veil Pictures
Join us after the screening on August 15 at 11:10pm EDT for a live Q&A with Director Maxwell McCabe-Lokos, Producer Hayley Brown and Actor Julian Richings.
Office drone Maria Barbizan (Susanne Wuest, GOODNIGHT MOMMY) leads what looks like a meaningless life. She’s lonely, and she doesn’t really exist, at her job or within her family. One day, she does everything we’ve all dreamed of – she throws her purse and old life in the trash, and joins an enigmatic contest to win... a car. Locked in a room with four strangers, each more eccentric than the next, she must go through a series of challenges – a “competition to probe the very essence of mind-body articulation”, lead by Homunculus, an intriguing and curious host (Julian Richings, CUBE).
Congratulations! You have been chosen from hundreds of millions of candidates to be the very first spectators to witness Maxwell McCabe-Lokos’ debut feature, made i na “huis-clos” or no-exit style, STANLEYVILLE. Known for his highly creative short films APE SODOM (2016) and MIDNIGHT CONFESSION (2017), McCabe-Lokos is the next Canadian filmmaker to watch out for. His trademarks: an unequaled sense of composition, a sharp and pale cinematography to die for, deeply amusing and witty dialogue, and oddball characters galore, to name a few. You’ve been warned, this no-exit mystery is no “flimflam sweepstakes”! Hesitate no longer and enter the contest to achieve “authentic personal transcendence” in this mesmerizing puzzle, strewn with little Easter eggs and clues, that will keep you guessing until the very end. – Celia Pouzet
An extremely irreverent comedy in which a nude-dash obstacle course and much more awaits fans of absurdist humour.
Richard Bates, Jr.
When his darkest secret is brought to light, the high priest of a modern coven sets out on a hilarious soul-searching journey back to his hometown.
Lenny & Harpo Guit
24 hours in the absurd and adventurous lives of a duo of Belgian misfits who have nothing to envy DUMB AND DUMBER.