Hailed by the New York Times as “seductive” with “lovely performances and oodles of atmosphere” during its limited theatrical run, ALLURE will be available from August 25, 2015, on dozens of cable and digital platform.
Based on true stories, ALLURE focuses on five women in New York, who have come from different countries. Each one struggles to overcome her personal conflict, set against the Occupy Wall Street movements of 2011. These separate, but intersecting multi-ethnic storylines touch and inform each other, and create a larger narrative about gender, emigration, power, class, and personal politics.
ALLURE is a process-driven film, where filmmakers and performers (actors and non-actors) worked together through a series of improvisations to flesh out the story and protagonists. Some scenes were shot with actors participating in the actual Occupy Wall Street protests. The film’s representation of different nationalities, races and languages mirrors the global diversity of New York. The eclectic cast includes seasoned international performers, such as Madeleine Assas (from Godard’s For Ever Mozart), Didier Flamand (100+ films, including Wings of Desire, Code Unknown, Les Choristes…), actor/filmmaker and provocateur Caveh Zahedi, as well as Estonian actress Diana Lotus, Isaach de Bankole’s daughter Aisha de Bankole in her first major film role, and first-time performers and non-actors from over a dozen different countries.
ALLURE was nominated for “Best North American Independent Film” at the 2014 Black Nights Film Festival in Tallinn, Estonia, it also played at the Portobello Film Festival in London, UK and the Esperanza Film Fest in Moscow, Russia, and had a limited theatrical release in the US in March, 2015.
iTunes, Apple TV, Sony Playstation, Microsoft Xbox, and cable suppliers Dish Network, Cox, Charter, will all carry ALLURE. The film can be streamed and downloaded directly at the film’s website.