VIFF 2013 review: The Spider's Lair
Real emotions threaten the orchestrated artifice of an internet scam by a trio of con artists in this tech-savvy Pinoy drama. The straight Greg, coached by the gay Marney and overseen by pub owner Lisa, catfishes on Facebook as the swoon-worthy, smooth-talking Bam Bonifacio. His objective? To steal money from victims, both male and female, by stealing their hearts, without ever having met in person. But when Greg falls for one of his targets, the gorgeous and altruistic Daisy, rising tensions presage the group's implosion. Although the dramatic trajectory plays out predictably, the story remains engaging nonetheless.
Vancity Theatre, October 1 (9:15 p.m.); International Village, October 2 (4 p.m.)