"I wanted to write something which defied that image of the pregnant woman as this safe, sweet, kind person." Alice Lowe (Director)
A pregnant woman takes revenge, embarking on a killing spree that's both vicious and funny in this dark comedy.
A dark British comedy from the mind of veteran actress Alice Lowe, who writes, stars and directs, all while genuinely 8 months pregnant. Ruth (Lowe) is seven months pregnant, and like many expecting mothers she believes that her baby is speaking to her through an inner voice — the only difference being that this particular infant is telling her to go kill people. Still mourning the death of her husband just months before, Ruth allows her baby to coach her on murder techniques and push her onward in a quest to knock off people who stand in her way, from a pet shop owner to a DJ to a lonely businesswoman. Through all the bloodshed, Ruth's growing tummy serves as a perfect alibi — after all, who would ever suspect a sweet, glowing, visibly pregnant woman? There is dark humour aplenty in this story, a richly funny exploration of life and death.
2016 VENICE, TORONTO, LONDON, CHICAGO, AFI
Known for her work as a UK television comedy actress, Alice Lowe made her move into film with her screenwriting debut Sightseers (2012), in which she also starred as the hapless Tina. Prevenge (2016) is Lowe's directorial feature debut.