After the competition Venice 80from October 12, 2023 will be released in cinemas in Italy. poor creatures (Poor Affairs) is a new film directed by Yorgos Lanthimos (The Favourite), starring Emma Stone, Mark Ruffalo and Willem Dafoe.
Poor Creatures – Plot and Cast
Official plot: The incredible story of the fantastical transformation of Bella Baxter (Emma Stone), a young woman who is brought back to life by Dr. Godwin Baxter (Willem Dafoe), a brilliant and unorthodox scientist. Bella lives under Baxter’s protection, but is eager to learn. Attracted by the mundane she lacks, she runs off with Duncan Wedderburn (Mark Ruffalo), a shrewd and promiscuous lawyer, on an exciting adventure that spans multiple continents. Free from the prejudices of her time, Bella becomes firm in her determination to fight for equality and emancipation.
The cast also includes Rami Yousef, Christopher Abbott, Susie Bemba, Jerrod Carmichael, Katherine Hunter, Vicki Pepperdine, Margaret Qualley and Hanna Shigulla.
Poor Man – Trailer and Video
- Yorgos Lanthimos is directing Poor Creatures from a script by Tony McNamara (The Favourite, Cruella, The Great Ones) based on the novel of the same name by Alasdair Gray.
- Emma Stone’s third collaboration with Yorgos Lanthimos after Favorite (2018) and short film Vlihi (Bleat) with Greek National Opera (2022).
- Poor Creatures is the first adaptation of Yorgos Lanthimos’ novel.
- The film, shot in Hungary, is a UK, Ireland and US co-production.
- Yorgos Lanthimos provided screenwriter Tony McNamara with three films that served as benchmarks for the film’s tone and atmosphere: Federico Fellini’s The Ship Cometh (1983), Luis Buñuel’s Beautiful Daylight (1967), and Mel’s Frankenstein Jr. (1974).
- Poor Creatures was produced by Yorgos Lanthimos, Emma Stone, Ed Guini, Ildiko Kemeny, Andrew Lowe, Kasia Malipan and David Minkowski.
The official synopsis of the novel: Who really is Bella Baxter, a young woman found in the frigid waters of the Clyde in late Victorian Glasgow and brought back to life by the dark experiments of Godwin Baxter, a tortured surgical genius? It will be difficult, almost impossible, to give an answer, because Bella is much more than the woman she was: the object of insane amorous passions, we will see how she goes through her era, passing through austere drawing rooms, decadent casinos and Parisian brothels. , to the amazement of those who for the first time see the world in its monstrous madness, embodying – with the same desire that it excites when passing by – the highest human ideals, never ceasing to stir up scandal for the most serious indignation. above all: to live a radically free existence.
Alasdair Gray’s novel Poor Creatures is available on Amazon.
Yorgos Lanthimos – Biographical Notes
Lanthimos was born in Athens (Greece). In collaboration with some Greek choreographers, he has made several dance videos, as well as various television commercials, music videos, short films and theatrical productions. His first film, Kinetta, premiered at the Toronto and Berlin film festivals to critical acclaim.
His second film, Fang, won the Un Certain Regard Award at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival and went on to win numerous awards at other festivals. It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2011.
The Alps won the Osella Award for Best Screenplay at the 2011 Venice Film Festival and the Best Film Award at the 2012 Sydney Film Festival.
His first English-language film, The Lobster, was screened in competition at the 68th Cannes Film Festival and won the Jury Prize. It also won Best Screenplay and Costume Design at the 2015 European Film Awards. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay in 2017. Colin Farrell was nominated for a Golden Globe and a European Film Award for his performance in the film.
His fifth film, The Killing of a Sacred Deer, premiered in competition at the 70th Cannes Film Festival and won Best Screenplay. The film was nominated for Best Director and Screenplay and Best Actor (Colin Farrell) at the European Film Awards.
His sixth film, The Favorite, a 2018 historical drama, stars Olivia Colman, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz. The film received 10 Oscar nominations in 2019, 12 BAFTA nominations of the same year, and 5 Golden Globe nominations. Olivia Colman won the Academy Award, Golden Globe and Volpi Cup for Best Actress.
Emma Stone – Biographical Notes
With striking beauty and genuine talent, Oscar winner Emma Stone is one of the most sought-after actresses in Hollywood. Participated in Damien Chazelle’s La La Land in 2016, winning the Academy Award for Best Actress, Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actress, Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy category, British Academy Film Award for Best Actress. actress and best actress award at the Venice Film Festival. She then won the Best Performance Award at the Santa Barbara Film Festival with Ryan Gosling, and along with Gosling and Chazelle, the Vanguard Award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival.
In 2018, Stone co-starred with Olivia Colman’s Rachel Weisz in the historical drama The Favourite, which marks the actress’ first collaboration with director Yorgos Lanthimos, earning her Best Supporting Actress Oscar and Golden Globe nominations. That same year, he starred in the Netflix series Maniac alongside Jonah Hill. The series, directed by Cary Fukunaga, is based on the Norwegian series and marks the actress’s debut in both a regular television role and as a producer.
Stone recently appeared on the big screen in Fox Searchlight’s Battle of the Sexes as Billie Jean King alongside Bobby Riggs, played by Steve Carell. Directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, the film tells the story of former tennis champion Riggs, who meets King at a highly publicized sporting event. For her role, the actress was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy category.
Stone’s filmography includes the critically acclaimed Fox Searchlight Birdman, which won the SAG Award for Best Ensemble, the Independent Spirit Award for Best Film, and Best Picture at the Academy Awards. For her performance, she was nominated for Best Supporting Actress at the Academy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, SAG Awards, and Independent Spirit Awards.
She also appeared in Easy A, which earned her a Golden Globe nomination and an MTV Movie Award for Best Performance in a Comedy; in the award-winning drama The Help and the romantic comedy Crazy Stupid Love.
In 2014, the actress made her Broadway debut playing the iconic role of Sally Bowles in Rob Marshall’s production of Cabaret. The New York Times wrote, “Emma Stone is dazzling and irresistible in her Broadway debut. His Sally is instinctive, impetuous and touching – a character we are unlikely to forget. Stone offers a very good reason to return to Cabaret.”
Poor Creatures – Soundtrack
- The original music for the film was composed by an English musician. Gerskin Fendrix (real name Jocelyn Dent-Pooley) in her first film score. Fendrix’s genre has been described as “electro-punk” and “cutting edge pop”, and his timbre has been compared to that of Nick Cave and Lou Reed.
- In 2018, Fendrix composed the music for the V&A Museum production of Alfred Jarry’s play Ubu the King. In December of that year, he collaborated with Black Midi on the song “Ice Cream”, which appeared on a charity Christmas compilation produced by the Brixton musicians. Released an album in 2020 winter path. critically acclaimed.
- Poor Creatures is Yorgos Lanthimos’ first film with original music.
Poor creatures – Photos and posters