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In Prevenge we have a deeply dark comedic vision of pregnancy from the excellent writer, Alice Lowe (co-writer and star of 2012’s Sightseers). That this film also constitutes her feature length directorial debut makes this an even more impressive piece of work – not least because Lowe herself appears in almost every scene. It is also filled with women – although they are all white women – which necessarily gives rise to that most precious of cinematic rarities: scenes in which women are talking to women about things other than men.
The premise of the film is relatively simple. Ruth (Alice Lowe) is pregnant with her first child, and is also homicidal. She hears an infant-like voice that she attributes to her unborn offspring, and it instructs her to kill. As the film progre...
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