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Prevenge

UK Release Date Friday, 10 February 2017
Certificate TBC
Director Alice Lowe
Cast Alice Lowe, Jo Hartley, Katie Dickie, Gemma Whelan, Kayvan Novak
Distributor Kaleidoscope Entertainment

Synopsis



Synopsis

A pitch black, wryly British comedy from the mind of Alice Lowe, Prevenge follows Ruth, a pregnant woman on a killing spree. It's her misanthropic unborn baby dictating Ruth's actions, holding society responsible for the absence of a father. The child speaks to Ruth from the womb, coaching her to lure and ultimately kill her unsuspecting victims.

 

Struggling with her conscience, loneliness, and a strange strain of prepartum madness, Ruth must ultimately choose between redemption and destruction at the moment of motherhood.

 

Having shown at Venice, Toronto and most recently the London International Film Festival, Prevenge marks the directorial debut from Lowe, who is a true triple threat, writing, directing, and acting in the film during her own real-life pregnancy.

 

Reviews

“Gruesomely successful” – 4 stars, The Guardian

“A feminist, score-settling slasher with a satirical edge” Sight & Sound

“A smart, risky, one-off” Variety

“Uniquely exhilarating” The Hollywood Reporter

“A breathtaking, savage debut” – 4.5 stars, We Got This Covered

 

Director: Alice Lowe

 

Producer: Vaughan Sivell (Mr. Calzaghe, The Canal), Jennifer Handorf (The Devil's Business), Will Kane

 

Cast: Alice Lowe (Hot Fuzz, Kill List, Sightseers, The World's End), Jo Hartley (Eddie The Eagle, This is England), Dan Renton Skinner (High-Rise), Gemma Whelan (The Wolfman, Game of Thrones), Kayvan Novak (Four Lions, Paddington, Syriana), Kate Dickie (The Witch, Game of Thrones, Prometheus)

 

Official selection: Venice, Toronto & London film festivals 2016

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