We caught Alice Lowe’s directorial debut Prevenge at the London Film Festival earlier this year and we thought that was absolutely brilliant, so you need to start getting excited about it! The dark comedy horror hits UK cinemas in February and now there’s a trailer for you.
Lowe (Sightseers, The Ghoul, Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace) writes, directs and stars in this hilarious and brutal tale of revenge, as her character Ruth is driven to kill by the evil voice of her unborn child. It’s violent, it’s very funny, and it’s got a surprising emotional complexity to it. It also absolutely marks Lowe as a filmmaker to watch, and we can’t wait to watch Prevenge again when it comes out next year.
“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. 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.”
The superb cast also includes Jo Hartley (This Is England, Eddie the Eagle), Gemma Whelan (Game of Thrones), Kate Dickie (Red Road, The Witch), Kayvan Novak (Fonejacker, Four Lions), Tom Davis (Murder in Successville), Dan Skinner (High-Rise, House Of Fools), Tom Meeten (The Ghoul, AAAAAAAAH!) and Mike Wozniak (Man Down).
If you can’t wait for the film’s cinema release, you can also catch it on a run of Q&A screenings, with the following dates:
Lancaster (The Dukes, 16th Jan), Liverpool (Fact, 17th Jan), Bath (Little Theatre, 23rd Jan), Cardiff (Chapter, 24th Jan), Warwick (Arts centre, 26th Jan), Birmingham (
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