The Rusalka


Somerville Theatre - Screen 2 Fri, Apr 26, 2019 9:30 PM
Somerville Theatre - Screen 2 Mon, Apr 29, 2019 9:30 PM
Film Info
Category:Narrative Feature
Premiere Status:Massachusetts Premiere
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Cast/Crew Info
Director:Perry Blackshear
Additional Info


Expected to be in attendance: Actor Evan Dumouchel

Tom rents out a small and isolated lakehouse marked by a local legend of a drowned woman who haunts the surrounding woods and drowns anyone she encounters. That myth particularly intrigues Tom's new neighbor, Al, who is mourning the recent death of his husband. Starting off rather friendly, Tom and Al's rapport slowly changes as the former befriends a mysterious woman named Nina, of whom Al can't shake his suspicion.

Directed by Perry Blackshear (THEY LOOK LIKE PEOPLE, IFFBoston 2015) and equal parts supernatural romance and intimate tragedy, THE RUSALKA flips the conventions of star-crossed soul-mates fiction into a lyrical, genre-infused look at the darker side of love. It is a story of two people who love each other, but struggle with being together because of what they are. And it is about the amorality, divinity, and terror of love.

Screening Supported by:
Boston Underground Film Festival