JUEVES 23 | FORO: UNIVERSIDAD DE LA COMUNICACIÓN | 13:00 HR. | 1 HR. 28 MIN.
SÁBADO 25 | CINEMEX CASA DE ARTE-REFORMA – SALA 4 | 23:00 HR. | 1 HR. 28 MIN.
United Kingdom | 2016 | DCP | Color | 88minDirector: Alice Lowe
Script: Alice Lowe
Producers: Vaughan Sivell, Jennifer Handorf, Will Kane
Cinematography: Ryan Eddleston
Sound: Martin Pavey
Edited: Matteo Bini
Cast: Alice Lowe, Dan Renton Skinner, Jo Hartley, Tom Davis, Leila Hoffman, Kate Dickie, Kayvan Novak, Mike Wozniak, Tom Meeten, Gemma Whelan, Della Moon Synnott
Production Companies: Gennaker, Western Edge Productions
Known for her work as a UK television comedy actress, Alice made her move into film with her screenwriting debut Sightseers, directed by Ben Wheatley, in which she also starred as the hapless Tina. After premiering at Cannes, Sightseers went on to receive several accolades, Empire’s Best British Film, as well as acting and screenplay awards for Alice.
Prevenge is Alice’s directorial feature debut. She wrote, starred in, and directed it whilst 7-8 months pregnant with her first child, who also appears in the film.
Alice’s other work includes three series of her sketch show Alice’s Wunderland for BBC Radio 4, several short films, TV and film appearances such as Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace, Paddington, Hot Fuzz, Horrible Histories, etc. More recently she has starred in UK indie film hits such as Black Mountain Poets, Adult Life Skills and Locke. She often uses improvisation in her work.
A pitch black, wryly British comedy from the mind of Alice Lowe (SIGHTSEERS, HOT FUZZ, PADDINGTON), 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.
British Independent Film Award, Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival, Rotterdam International Film Festival, SXSW Film Festival, Stockholm Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, Venice Film Festival