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English actress Alice Lowe, who is mostly known outside Britain as the co-star and co-writer of Ben Wheatley's cult murder-spree satire "Sightseers," makes her feature directorial debut with another darkly comic horror film "Prevenge," for which a trailer has been released.
Lowe also writes and stars in this slasher satire as a newly widowed, pregnant woman who, after being instructed by the imaginary voice of her unborn child, embarks on a murderous rampage through her local town.
Premiering to mostly positive reviews at this year's Venice Film Festival, "Prevenge" co-stars Kate Dickie (The Witch), Jo Hartley (This is England, Eddie the Eagle), Kayvan Novak (Four Lions), and Gemma Whelan (Game of Thrones).
The film will be released in the UK on February 10.
A pitch black, wryly British comedy from the mind of Alice Lowe, Prevenge follows Ruth, a pregnant woman on a killing spree. 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.
Having shown at Venice, Toronto and most recently the London International Film Festival, 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.
directed by Alice Lowe
starring Alice Lowe, Kate Dickie, Jo Hartley, Kayvan Novak, Gemma Whelan
release date February 10, 2017 (UK release)