"Everything in it – every frame, every image, every joke, every performance – gets a gasp of excitement." - Peter Bradshaw, Guardian

"Flamboyant, florid, fantastic, and freakish, this might well be one of the most unique movies you’ll ever see." - Steph Green, Inverse

"Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos works on a grand scale for the first time in this spectacularly entertaining, visually phenomenal, “Candide”-like feminist fable." - Kyle Smith, Wall Street Journal

Visionary director Yorgos Lanthimos (The Favourite, Dogtooth) invites audiences on an absurdist global odyssey celebrating female pleasure and liberation. This is the extraordinary tale of Bella Baxter (Emma Stone), a woman brought back to life by eccentric scientist Dr. Godwin Baxter (Willem Dafoe). With no knowledge of the world or societal norms, Bella's insatiable curiosity and voracious sexual appetite drives her to run away on a madcap adventure with playboy Duncan Wedderburn (Mark Ruffalo). Lanthimos masterfully crafts an outlandish and opulent world that took home the prestigious Golden Lion at Venice Film Festival.

Please note this screening contains scenes with flashing and flickering images which may affect viewers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy. 

This film contains potentially triggering or sensitive content for audiences. Please click here to find out more information.

Audio Description is available at both screenings at Hyde Park Picture House Screen One. Please email leeds.film@leeds.gov.uk if you require a headset from the venue.

The screening at 20:30 on 4th November at Hyde Park Picture House Screen One will be presented with additional descriptive subtitles of non-dialogue audio.

Visit our Accessible Screenings at LIFF 2023 page for more information and other accessible screenings at the festival.

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