Humanist Vampire Seeking Consenting Suicidal Person

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Being a teenager sucks.

Sasha is a young (well, sort of) vampire with a peculiar problem - she is too empathetic to kill humans.

When her parents try to force her to get over her silly refusal to drink the blood of the innocent by cutting off her supply of ethically sourced blood bags (which she drinks like a juice box), Sasha is forced to question whether her life is worth living if her only method of survival is by taking the lives of others.

But, when attending a support group, Sasha meets Paul, a teenager who can’t wait for his life to be over. The two become fast friends, and Paul eagerly volunteers to be Sasha’s next meal.

Ariane Louis-Seize is one of the most promising up-and-coming filmmakers in Canada right now, with a handful of very successful short films that have gained her notoriety on the festival circuit. Humanist Vampire is her debut feature film, screening to strong reviews at the Venice Film Festival, and at TIFF. Humanist Vampire Seeking Consenting Suicidal Person finds humour and light within the darkness, as these two lonely young people bond over a shared emptiness. Its quirky sense of humour and gothic elements bring to mind Wes Anderson, Netflix’sWednesday, as well as Taika Waititi’s What We Do in the Shadows. It is the type of film that feels destined to become a Canadian cult classic. A movie that not only delivers on the promise of an excellent (and unique) vampire movie, but also acts as a warm and necessary reminder that no one is alone in this world, not even a vampire who refuses to drink human blood.

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