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Saturday 2nd March 2:30 PM


Director: Alice Lowe Country: UK
Cert: 15 Year: 2017 Length: 88 mins

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Score: 71.43% Attendance: 46


  • More details on this film at the Internet Movie Database


In honour of our special guest, Alice Lowe, we are taking the opportunity to screen Prevenge, the film she wrote, directed and starred in while 7 months pregnant. Described as a "pitch black, wryly British comedy" Prevenge follows Ruth, a pregnant woman on a killing spree that's as funny as it is vicious. 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.


open_quote Lowe has created a uniquely quirky filmmaking niche and it;s a film that could only have been made with a woman's sensibility with its underlying theme of the fear that expecting a baby means that there's been a 'hostile takeover' of her body. close_quote Alexa Dalby, Dog And Wolf



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