This film will feature a live Q&A with Holocaust survivor Henry Wuga.
Winner of the Golden Lion at Venice in 1987, AU REVOIR LES ENFANTS is a film of tremendous emotional power. In Nazi-occupied France, boarding school pupil Julien befriends a new boy. His childhood ends when Gestapo agents arrive to arrest Jewish children.
Director: Alice Lowe. Starring: Alice Lowe, Kate Dickie, Jo Hartley, Gemma Whelan. UK 2016. 87mins.
After the screening we'll be joined by director and star Alice Lowe for a Q&A.
About to become a single mother for reasons that are gradually, tantalisingly revealed, heavily pregnant Ruth (Lowe) seeks to wreak revenge on those she deems responsible for her situation – and revenge in this case means a series of grisly murders, all firmly encouraged by the eerie voice of her unborn baby. These include despatching a creepy pet shop owner (Dan Skinner, High-Rise), a DJ seducer who vomits into his Afro wig (Tom Davis), and a prickly businesswoman (The Witch’s Kate Dickie, joyously cast against type) who turns down Ruth’s job application. Written and directed by Alice Lowe, Prevenge has some of the dark humour of Ben Wheatley’s Sightseers, in which she co-starred, and a lot more of the not-so-casual violence. It’s an assured low-budget debut.