4. Juli: Poor Things (Garching, english)

Poor Things

Ireland, UK, USA, Hungary (2023)

ab 16 Dolby Digital 1,66:1
Regie: Yorgos Lanthimos
Schauspieler: Emma Stone, Mark Ruffalo, Willem Dafoe
141 Minuten
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"Poor Things" tells the story of Bella Baxter, who is left with the mind of a baby after an experimental brain operation. She discovers her identity and struggles against societal constraints as she embarks on an unusual journey of self-discovery through Victorian London and beyond. Bella finds her passion for medicine and undergoes a transformative journey of love, betrayal and personal growth.

The film explores themes of identity, autonomy and personal freedom in a time of scientific advancement and societal expectations. This feminist adaptation of Frankenstein successfully plays and subverts tropes like "born sexy yesterday" in a dizzying romp through Victorian England.

Bella’s appetite for novelty is reflected in film-making that evokes a similar sense of wonder and discovery in the audience. (Wendy Ide, Observer (UK))