Poor Things

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Poster for the film POOR THINGS

Poor Things

Nominated for 11 Academy Awards® including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actress

Winner of the Golden Lion at the 2023 Venice Film Festival

From filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos (The Favourite, The Lobster) and actor/producer Emma Stone (La La Land) comes the incredible tale and fantastical evolution of Bella Baxter (Stone), a young woman brought back to life by the brilliant and unorthodox scientist Dr. Godwin Baxter (Willem Dafoe).

Under Baxter’s protection, Bella is eager to learn. Hungry for the worldliness she is lacking, Bella runs off with Duncan Wedderburn (Mark Ruffalo), a slick and debauched lawyer, on a whirlwind adventure across the continents. Free from the prejudices of her times, Bella grows steadfast in her purpose to stand for equality and liberation.

"Poor Things is the best film of Lanthimos’ career and already feels like an instant classic."
Ryan Lattanzio, IndieWire
"Lanthimos’ finest movie so far, a strange, gorgeous-looking picture that extends generosity both to its characters and the audience. And Stone—so dazzling in The Favourite—provides its thrumming pulse."
Stephanie Zacharek, Time

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