Poor Things


ByTowne Cinema Wed, Jun 19 12:00 PM
Film Info
Release Year:2023
Genre:Science Fiction
Production Country:Ireland
United Kingdom
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Yorgos Lanthimos
Cast:Emma Stone
Mark Ruffalo
Willem Dafoe
Ramy Youssef
Jerrod Carmichael


The most talked about film out of this years Venice Film Festival and Winner of the Golden Lion. 

From visionary filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos, “Poor Things” draws inspiration from Alasdair Gray's 1992 novel, delivering an unforgettable narrative centered around Bella Baxter, a young Victorian woman who experiences a peculiar resurrection, courtesy of the brilliant yet unconventional scientist, Dr. Godwin Baxter (Willem Dafoe).

Brought back to life, Bella (Emma Stone,) embarks on an odyssey of self-discovery and sexual liberation, guided by the watchful eye of Dr. Baxter. Bella's appetite for worldly experiences, once absent from her previous life, leads her on an unexpected journey when she escapes with Duncan Wedderburn (Mark Ruffalo), a debauched lawyer. Their partnership sets the stage for a whirlwind adventure spanning continents, set against the backdrop of an alternate Victorian-era Scotland, where Bella is free from the societal prejudices of her time.

What unfolds is a mesmerizing blend of romance, adventure, and the macabre, as Bella navigates her strange new existence.