Prevenge is the brilliant and off-the-wall writing and directing debut feature by Alice Lowe (Sightseers). 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’.
Known for her work as a UK television comedy actress, Alice Lowe 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.
A pitch black, wryly British comedy, 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.
Lowe leads a strong British cast including Jo Hartley (This Is England, Eddie the Eagle), Gemma Whelan (Game of Thrones), Kate Dickie (Red Road), Kayvan Novak (Fonejacker), Tom Davis (Murder in Successville), Dan Skinner (High-Rise), Tom Meeten (The Ghoul) and Mike Wozniak (Man Down).
Prevenge will be released by Kaleidoscope Entertainment on February 10th 2017. But before that, the film is headed out across the UK for a preview Q&A tour 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)
- Leeds (Hydepark, 14th Feb).
Tickets are available here: www.prevengemovie.com