She Will

classified 15

Please note: This was screened in July 2022

Charlotte Colbert
Rupert Everett, Malcolm McDowell, Alice Krige
95 mins, 2021, UK
Primary language

This powerful debut from director Charlotte Colbert is a strikingly gothic psychological horror about an aging actor who taps into a mysterious power at a remote Scottish retreat.

Veteran iconic actor Veronica Ghent (Alice Krige) arrives at a healing retreat in rural Scotland to recover from a double mastectomy, accompanied by her nurse Desi (Kota Eberhardt). As she delves into her abusive past with the director who made her a star (Malcolm McDowell), something begins to change, and mysterious forces give her the power to enact revenge within her dreams...

With nods to the great psychological horrors of the 1970s such as Possession and Suspiria (indeed, Dario Argento was so impressed with the film he came aboard as executive producer), this is stylish, supernatural feminist vengeance at its finest.