PREVIEW: Rare Beasts (15)

WHO’S IN IT?

Billie Piper (Eternal Beauty), Leo Bill (Peterloo), David Thewlis (I’m Thinking of Ending Things), Lily James (The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society), Kerry Fox (Little Joe), Toby Woolf (film debut), Jonjo O’Neill (Defiance), Antonia Campbell-Hughes (Black ’47), Montserrat Lombard (The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus), Mariah Gale (The Legend of Hercules), Michael Elwyn (The Blind Date)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

Billie Piper (film debut), director, writer; Vaughan Sivell (Prevenge), producer; Nathan Coen (film debut) and Johnny Lloyd (film debut), composers; Patrick Meller (Get Duked!), cinematographer; Hazel Baillie (Mogul Mowgli), editor

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

Mandy (Piper), a single mother who struggles with confidence issues in the midst of a feminist revolution, meets and begins a relationship with Pete (Bill), a traditionalist man searching for a restored sense of male identity. Together, they form an extremely dysfunctional union that can only end in disaster for themselves and those around them…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

Billie Piper directs, writes and stars in this darkly funny and bitingly sardonic anti-rom-com which offers some very shocking but entirely plausible views on love and relationships in the modern era.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

FRIDAY 21ST MAY 2021

WHERE CAN I FIND IT?

IN CINEMAS NATIONWIDE, AND AVAILABLE TO RENT/BUY ON DIGITAL PLATFORMS, INCLUDING AMAZON PRIME VIDEO

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