Killing Eve director Emerald Fennell reinvents the rape revenge thriller with ingenious satire, Promising Young Woman. Carey Mulligan puts in a spellbinding performance as the spiky and resourceful med school dropout Cassie. All her friends and family had considered her a promising young woman until a traumatic event abruptly derailed her future. She ends up living a secret double life by night though an unexpected encounter gives her the chance to come to terms with her difficult past and confront those responsible in an increasingly inventive set of confrontations.
‘★★★★★ Carey Mulligan is at her ice-cold best as a scheming sociopath in this fearless unpicking of entitlement and victimhood’ - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
‘An ambitious, original and surprisingly emotional calling card from Emerald Fennell, with a ferociously great Carey Mulligan performance and a theme that couldn’t belong more to this cultural moment.’ - Sophie Monks Kaufman, Empire