❉Alice Lowe’s directorial feature debut, coming to UK cinemas in February 2017!
“A striking, raven-dark comedy” Variety
As We Are Cult reported last month, ‘Prevenge’ is the writing and directing debut feature by Alice Lowe, best known for the film ‘Sightseers’, with her screenwriting debut 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’ 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.
View the ‘Prevenge’ trailer now!
Known for her work as a UK television comedy actress, Alice Lowe’s 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 Historie’s, 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.
‘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 was one of the BIFA nominees for ‘best debut director’.
‘Prevenge’ had its world premiere opening Critic’s Week at the Venice Film Festival, since then it has played at a number of key festivals around the world including Toronto, Dinard and London.
A preview Q&A tour has just been confirmed with Alice Lowe visiting the following locations: Lancaster (The Dukes, 16th Jan), Liverpool (Fact, 17th Jan), Bath (Little Theatre, 23rd Jan), Cardiff (Chapter, 24th Jan), Warwick (Arts centre, 26th Jan), Birmingham (Electric, 27th Jan), Glasgow (GFT, 30th Jan), Edinburgh (Cameo, 31st Jan), Newcastle (Tyneside, 1st Feb), Brighton (Duke of Yorks, 5th Feb), London (BFI Southbank, 6th Feb / Picturehouse Central, 8th Feb / Ritzy Brixton & Picturehouse Hackney, 9th Feb), Sheffield (Showroom, 13th Feb) and Leeds (Hydepark, 14th Feb).
❉ ‘Prevenge’ is produced by Vaughan Sivell, Will Kane and Jen Handorf, a Western Edge production for the Gennaker group. The film will be released by Kaleidoscope Entertainment on February 10th 2017.
❉ Source: Zoe Flower Publicity.