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December 1–8, 2016

Chicago Premiere


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Film still: Pet


"Pet zigs when you expect it to zag and takes a sharp left turn into a deep well of pitch black crazy when you least expect it"
  —Slash Film
"Pet benefits from strong performances by [Dominic] Monaghan and especially [Ksenia] Solo"
  —Film Journal International

Seth (Dominic Monaghan) works at an animal shelter, and for years has been secretly in love with a waitress named Holly (Ksenia Solo). When he repeatedly fails in his attempts to woo her, he decides to lock her in a cage at the shelter where he works. He soon discovers that Holly is not who she appears to be and it is no longer clear who is the real victim.

Pet is a psychological thriller that deals with the themes of identity, loneliness, selflessness and what it means to truly belong to another. It is told through the prism of two isolated people, Seth and Holly, seemingly different yet more similar than they even knew. Pet is at its heart a dark love story which examines how much one is willing to sacrifice in the name of love.

Directed by Carles Torrens, 2016, U.S.A./Spain, 94 mins.


  • Thurs., Dec. 1 at 9:30 pm
  • Fri.–Sat., Dec. 2–3 at 7:45 & 9:45 pm
  • Sun., Dec. 4 at 5:45 & 7:45 pm
  • Mon.–Thurs., Dec. 5–8 at 7:45 & 9:45 pm
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$10 general admission

$5 for Facets Members

The Facets Cinémathèque is located at 1517 W. Fullerton Ave. in Chicago. Call the Cinémathèque Hotline at 773.281.4114 for the latest schedule, showtimes and updates.

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