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Poor Things

(MA15+)

“Tell me, where did she come from?”

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Overview

Yorgos Lanthimos reunites with The Favourite star Emma Stone to deliver a brilliantly bold and risqué reimagination of the Frankenstein tale, based on the 1992 novel by Alasdair Gray. The peculiar, infantile Bella (Emma Stone) lives under the strict care of mad scientist Dr. Godwin Baxter (Willem Dafoe). As Bella learns more about the world, she becomes increasingly curious and consumed by desire. When the debaucherous lawyer Duncan Wedderburn (a hilarious Mark Ruffalo) offers to take her to Portugal, she jumps at the chance of freedom and embarks on a raucous journey of self-actualisation.

Winner: Gold Lion

Venice Film Festival 2023

Nominated for 11 Academy Awards

Best Picture, Best Director (Yorgos Lanthimos), Best Actress (Emma Stone), Best Supporting Actor (Mark Ruffalo), Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Costume Design, Best Hair and Makeup, Best Production Design, Best Original Score

“Everything in it – every frame, every image, every joke, every performance – gets a gasp of excitement”

The Guardian

“A madcap creation myth full of sex and substance”

The Telegraph UK

“It’s Lanthimos’ finest movie so far, a strange, gorgeous-looking picture”

TIME

Why You Should See This Film

Winner of the Golden Lion at Venice and universally acclaimed by critics, Poor Things shines as one of the best and brightest films by one of our favourite contemporary filmmakers, Yorgos Lanthimos. Crafted with an impeccable eye, and lead by a remarkably brave performance by Emma Stone, it’s an absolute must-see that is bound to feature prominently in the Oscar race.

Year:
2023
Rating:
MA15+
Director:
Yorgos Lanthimos
Cast:
Emma Stone, Willem Dafoe, Mark Ruffalo
Duration:
141 minutes
Language:
English

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