Cert: TBC

Poor Things

Scientist Dr Godwin Baxter spent years attempting wild experiments before his greatest, still secret success: bringing a young woman, Bella, back from the dead. Initially childlike and naive, reanimated Bella is kept locked inside the Baxter house. However, an encounter with sleazy lawyer Duncan Wedderburn leads Bella to flee the Baxter house to see the world. She embarks on an intoxicating odyssey of discovery and liberation.

Yorgos Lanthimos follows up The Favourite with this delirious, darkly comic fantasy - a film simply overflowing with outrageous characters, lavish art design and surreal flourishes. The beating heart of the film is a career-best performance from Emma Stone, who gloriously brings the film’s endearingly odd heroine to life.

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos

Starring: Emma Stone, Willem Dafoe, Mark Ruffalo, Ramy Youssef

Festivals

Venice Film Festival, 2023

Cork International Film Festival, 2023

Awards

Golden Lion (Best Film) - Venice Film Festival, 2023

‘It is rare that something so thoughtful offers an audience such a good time’

★★★★ - Donald Clarke, The Irish Times
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