As a born and bred New Yorker, I can tell you first-hand that there’s A LOT of evil to be found in the subways of the Big Apple. Nothing quite like this though… well… then again…
Alice Lowe (Hot Fuzz, Kill List, Sightseers, The World’s End) directs and stars alongside Jo Hartley (Eddie the Eagle, This Is England), Dan Renton Skinner (High-Rise), Gemma Whelan (The Wolfman, “Game of Thrones”), Kayvan Novak (Four Lions, Paddington, Syriana), and Kate Dickie (The Witch, “Game of Thrones,” Prometheus).
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.