‘Poor creatures’: What we know about the film that won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival

At the end of the 80th edition of the Venice Film Festival on September 9, the film “Poor Creatures” by Yorgos Lanthimos won the Golden Lion. Here’s what we know about what Emma Stone wore in this movie.

Presented in a world premiere during 80e Edition of the Venice Film Festival, “Poor creatures” conquered the Biennale. Indeed, this Saturday, September 9, the latest from the Greek director Giorgos Lanthimos (“The Favorite”, “The Lobster”) won the prestigious Golden Lion. While the filmmaker was indeed present to receive the award, Emma Stone was conspicuous by his absence on the red carpet. The American star could not go on the trip because a screenwriters’ strike that shakes Hollywood since May.

What is it about ?

Adapted from Alasdair Gray’s (1993) novel, Poor Creatures tells the story of Bella Baxter (Emma Stone), a young woman brought back to life by an extraordinary scientist, Doctor Godwin Baxter (Willem Dafoe). Now on earth, she has a thirst for discovery and wants to explore the world around her. To do this, she escapes in the company of lawyer Duncan Wedderburn (Mark Ruffalo). A sort of feminine Frankenstein with a gothic aesthetic that we can’t wait to see on the big screen.

What is it with?

To play Emma Stone in the lead role, Yorgos Lanthimos specifically relied on Willem Dafoe (“Spider-Man”), Mark Ruffalo (“Spotlight”), Margaret Qualey (“The Maid”), Remy Youssef (“Remy”), Christopher Abbott. , Jarrod Carmichael, Hannah Szygulla (“Peter von Kant”), and Catherine Hunter.

When will it come out?

Poor Creatures was originally scheduled to open in French cinemas on October 11, 2023, but the release date was recently canceled by Searchlight. The feature film will be shown in France around January 17, 2024. Fingers crossed.

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