Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
Cast: Emma Stone, Willem Dafoe, Mark Ruffalo
Awards: Venice Int'l Film Fest - Golden Lion
A steampunk fantasy with a black-comedy bent, Poor Things is the story of Bella, a young dead girl resurrected by her guardian, the scientist Dr. Godwin Baxter. As she sheds her naïveté, her eagerness to discover the wonders of the world leads her to run off with a hedonistic lawyer to explore not only the globe but also her inner self. Bizarre, visually stunning, and critically-acclaimed, Poor Things is, at its heart, a tale of the liberation of the spirit.
From the visionary mind of Academy Award-winning director Yorgos Lanthimos (The Lobster, The Favorite), this film features a cosmopolitan ensemble cast including such Hollywood heavy-weights as Emma Stone, Willem Dafoe, and Mark Ruffalo.