Saved events

Promising Young Woman (15) + ScreenTalk with writer/director Emerald Fennell

A woman sits by herself

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, in this absolute knockout revenge drama from Academy Award-winning writer/director Emerald Fennell.

Cassie (Carey Mulligan) works at a café with friend Gail (Laverne Cox) by day, but by night she sets out alone, to teach the lecherous men of her town a lesson. Driven by a tragedy in her past, she has no interest in men, until she falls for Ryan (Bo Burnham). Can she settle into happiness, allow herself to fall in love and finally leave the past behind?

This dynamic first feature is brightly and beautifully coloured, with a sugary pop soundtrack from the likes of Britney Spears and Paris Hilton, but it packs a devastating punch. The script is expertly crafted; witty and funny, as well as utterly authentic and emotionally affecting. With a stellar cast including Jennifer Coolidge, Alison Brie and Adam Brody.

We are delighted to have writer/director Emerald Fennell in conversation with Barbican Curator Sonia Zadurian after the film.

Please note: This work contains flashing images which may affect viewers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy

Please note: this film contains frequent references to sexual violence. Click here, to read more about trigger warnings related to this film, from the British Board of Film Classification

Give a year of art, music, film and theatre

They'll enjoy free entry to all exhibitions, discounts, no booking fees, priority booking, Members' events, our Members' Lounge and more (T&Cs apply)

Cinema 1