OURIn competition at the Venice Film Festival and immediately after it in cinemas, the film Poor things reunites actress Emma Stone with director Yorgos Lanthimos for a story of independence and female empowerment that mimics the myth of Frankenstein.
Poor things is a new film directed by Yorgos Lanthimos and starring Emma Stone, which will be presented in competition in80th Venice International Film Festival. It will hit theaters on October 12th and will be distributed by Searchlight Pictures and soon on Disney+.
Starring: Mark Ruffalo, Willem Dafoe, Rami Yousef, Christopher Abbott, Jerrod Carmichael, Hanna Shigulla, Katherine Hunter and Margaret Qualley in the cast of the film. Poor things reunites Stone and Lanthimos after success Darling for a story based on Alasdair Gray’s 1992 novel that reinterprets the Frankenstein myth.
Plot of the film
If with DarlingLanthimos rewrote the canons of royal costume drama, with film Poor things The director raises the bar to present his strange, wild and dazzling take on the Frankenstein myth by adapting one of Alasdair Gray’s most famous novels (published in Italy as The Life and Mysteries of England’s First Female Doctor).
In Victorian London, an eccentric scientist brings a young woman, Bella Baxter (Emma Stone), back to life. Godwin Baxter (Willem Dafoe). The appearance, however, belies Bella’s childlike mind, but as time passes, she develops a desire to explore the world and all that it has to offer – or not – to a girl like her.
Unaware of social norms, Bella embarks on an enlightening steampunk journey to discover the society around her, meeting characters of all sorts along the way. Hungry for the world she misses, Bella eventually elopes with Duncan Wedderburn (Mark Ruffalo), a skilled and depraved lawyer, on a fast-paced adventure across continents. Free from the prejudices of her time, Bella becomes more determined in her determination to defend equality and emancipation.
Lanthimos fell in love with Alasdair Gray’s novel, which he made into a film. little creatures while he was working on Darling. “I met Gray and got his blessing. Thinking about it, I didn’t get anyone’s blessing for wanting to make a movie about it,” he said cheerfully in an interview. “However, the project became possible only after the release of the historical film The Favorite, which also had some success. From that moment on, even the filmmakers thought that I could try something more, but also very risky for many others.
Glad to be back to work with Lanthimos right after La Favorita. Emma Stone she accepted the role of the main character Bella because she was fascinated by the character. “I almost fell in love with her just hearing about her,” said the Oscar-winning actress. La La Land. “And the passion grew over time. The thought that she was just born, that she does not fit into the social framework of a woman of any age, that she experiences the world in her own way, and that she does not understand the obsession with men, gives her a lift. hedonistic view of the world.
Poor things: Photo from the movie