keswick film festival 2019 presents


Showing Sat 2 March, 2.30pm


This production ended on 02/03/2019


88 mins, Alice Lowe, 2017 UK (15)

Saturday 2nd March, 14.30 hrs Theatre Studio

In honour of our special guest, Alice Lowe, we are taking the opportunity to screen Prevenge, the film she wrote, directed and starred in while 7 months pregnant. Described as 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.

Lowe has created a uniquely quirky filmmaking niche and it's a film that could only have been made with a woman's sensibility with its underlying theme of the fear that expecting a baby means that there's been a "hostile takeover" of her body. Alexa Dalby, Dog and Wolf.

Prices Members £6; Non members £7; Students & u16s £4; £10 for both films if booked with Sometimes Always Never