Octavio is Dead!

Genre:  Drama, Thriller
Running Time:  88 min.
Release Date: June 22, 2018 - Toronto, Regina
VOD: September 18, 2018

Current rating: Rating: 5.00
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Cast: Sarah Gadon, Rosanna Arquette, Raoul Trujillo


A cryptic tale with no lack of sexual undertones, Octavio is Dead! follows Tyler (Sarah Gadon) on an adventure of self-discovery.

Tyler escapes her overbearing mother (Rosanna Arquette) and travels to the rich and surreal world of her deceased father, Octavio (Raoul Trujillo), a father she never knew. She discovers that “the past is never dead” as she navigates her own sexual identity and the occult. Her ability to know the difference between fantasy and reality becomes an obstacle for Tyler, and she speaks to her late father who tells her that “you can’t hide forever.”

This is a story of man against himself where the man is unsure if he even is a man.

Canadian Connection  Canadian Connection: Several cast members are Canadian, including Sarah Gadon.

Director: Sook-Yin Lee
Studio: levelFILM
Producer(s): Jennifer Weiss, Simone Urdl, Jamie Manning
Screenplay: Sook-Yin Lee

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  • 5 stars "Brilliant liberation from the confines of the appropriate. A tale of wholeness fulfilled."