Sedona News – The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Northern Arizona premiere of “Tori and Lokita” showing April 28-May 3 at the Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre.
From two-time Palme d’Or winners Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne (“Two Days, One Night”) comes the story of seventeen-year-old Lokita and twelve-year-old Tori (in remarkable debut performances from Pablo Schils and Joely Mbundu), two immigrants — from Benin and Cameroon, respectively — struggling for survival on the margins of society.
The inseparable pair work as performers in a cheap trattoria, dealing drugs on the side for the restaurant’s abusive cook, while balancing the demands of an indifferent bureaucracy and a band of violent smugglers. When Lokita is held captive while working in a marijuana grow house, Tori scrambles to save his companion from their abusers, as events spiral out of control.
Winner of the 75th Anniversary Prize at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival, the latest humanist drama from the Dardenne Brothers is a heart-stopping thriller that casts an unflinching eye on the trials of the young and dispossessed.
“Their mastery is inseparable from their spiritual and ethical commitment to their characters.” — Martin Scorsese
“A terrific movie. A tender and harrowing story.” — Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times
“The Dardennes’ strongest, most dramatically persuasive film in years.” — Manohla Dargis, The New York Times
“Tori and Lokita” will be shown at the Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre April 28-May 3. Showtimes will be Friday, Sunday and Wednesday, April 28, 30 and May 3 at 3:30 p.m.; and Monday and Tuesday, May 1 and 2 at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets are $12, or $9 for Film Festival members. For tickets and more information, please call 928-282-1177. Both the theatre and film festival office are located at 2030 W. Hwy. 89A, in West Sedona. For more information, visit: www.SedonaFilmFestival.org.