World Premiere
Selection 2021 Scheduled

Stanleyville

Directed by Maxwell McCabe-Lokos

Sun August 15, 2021
9:30 PM

Virtual Screening
PRESENTED WITH Anita McNelson

Tue August 17, 2021
9:00 AM

Virtual Screening
PRESENTED WITH Anita McNelson

Credits  

Director

Maxwell McCabe-Lokos

Cast

Susanne Wuest, Julian Richings, Cara Ricketts, Christian Serritiello

Producer

Hayley Brown, Riel Roch Decter

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Yellow Veil Pictures

Canada 2021 88 mins OV English
Genre Comedy

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

Showings

Sun August 15, 2021
9:30 PM

Virtual Screening
PRESENTED WITH Anita McNelson

Tue August 17, 2021
9:00 AM

Virtual Screening
PRESENTED WITH Anita McNelson