Prevenge
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Showings
Uptown TheatreFri, Apr 14 9:40 PM Event Date Passed
 
Ticket Prices
General Public:$13.00
Members:$11.00
Student w/ID (Box Office Only):$8.00
Youth (25 & Under):$8.00
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:Dark Out
Women and Film
Tags:Women Directors
Comedy
Drama
Horror
Women's Issues
Thriller
Voice Category:Thrill Me Chill Me
Release Year:2016
Runtime:88 min
Awards:Screen International's Rising Star Award - FrightFest 2016
Jury Prize - Monster Fest 2016
Country:UK
Language:English
Print Source:Shudder
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bEPU_58akI
Cast/Crew
Director:Alice Lowe
Producer:Jennifer Handorf
Will Kane
Vaughan Sivell
Cinematographer:Ryan Eddleston
Screenwriter:Alice Lowe
Editor:Matteo Bini
Composer:Pablo Clements
James Griffith
Toydrum
Principal Cast:Alice Lowe
Gemma Whelan
Jo Hartley
Kate Dickie
Kayvan Novak
Tom Davis
Eileen Davies
Dan Renton Skinner
Filmography:Debut Feature
Description

”Baby will tell you what to do. It’s just nature’s way.” True, perhaps, except this unborn baby is whispering to its mother Ruth, a frustrated, angry woman who has lost the father of the child, that it’s time to start murdering people. Evil 70s DJs, creeps, condescending employees, clueless midwives, and genuinely nice people are all victims of Ruth’s sudden homicidal urges… or is her baby really talking to her? In this blackest of black comedies, director Alice Lowe, who co-wrote the equally disturbing comedy, Sightseers, strips away absolutely every drop of sentimentality toward pregnancy, revealing that the whole process is painful and downright violent. Written and directed when Lowe was pregnant and unemployed, Prevenge “delivers cult thrills and devilish humour, [while] probing the existential darkness of [the] protagonist.” - Sight & Sound


Director’s Biography

Alice Lowe: Comedian Alice Lowe got her start in surrealist experimental theater, becoming a member of The Mighty Boosh comedy troupe, before working in television and film. She was the star and co-writer of Ben Wheatley’s violent comedy Sightseers ('12). She has said of herself, “I don’t mind being the evil weirdo who murders people.”