Promising Young Woman (15)
Carey Mulligan gives a ferocious performance in this candy-coloured but blackly comic thriller, the debut feature of British writer-director Emerald Fennell. One of the first female-made films to take on the #MeToo era, it explores the possibilities of female agency, albeit through the prism of violence, and powerfully shows up the continuing inadequacies in the way contemporary society all too often responds to accusations of sexual violence and rape. Despite once being a ‘promising young woman’, Cassie (Mulligan) leads a quiet existence as a barista since dropping out of medical school. However, the way she spends her evenings reveals a seething vendetta, as she seeks to heal from past trauma by doling out brutal lessons.
UK /USA 2020 113 mins Dir: Emerald Fennell
Cinema located on first floor – regrettably no disabled access.
Licensed bar, hot drinks available from 7 pm.
Advance tickets available in the cafe and online.
Film starts: 7:45pm