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The theme... THE NEW FEMME FATALES

THIS SEASON,. THE FEMALE VILL AIN IS BACK WITH A VENGEANCE ON BOTH THE SMALL AND BIG SCREEN

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“NOT SINCE THE 199Os HAS THERE BEEN SO MANY TERRIFYING WOMEN ON SCREEN”

Remember menacing Hedra in Single White Female? Or how about Fatal Attraction’s bunny boiling Alex Forrest? Well, not since the early 199Os has there been so many brilliantl­y terrifying women on screen. Carey Mulligan takes revenge to the next level in Emerald Fennell’s Promising Young Woman (out 17 April), in which her character, Cassie, tricks men at bars into thinking she’s incapacita­ted, later torturing them when they try to take advantage. BAFTAwinni­ng writer of Three Girls Nicole Taylor plunges viewers into further darkness in her new BBC thriller The Nest, about a surrogacy pact gone wrong. Wealthy couple Emily and Dan (Peaky Blinders’ Sophie Rundle and Line of Duty’s Martin Compston) meet down-and-out 18-year-old Kaya, who they ask to carry their child – beginning a relationsh­ip of mystery and destructio­n. And on the big screen, Saint Maud (out 1 May) sees writer-director Rose Glass make her film debut. Having found religion, reclusive nurse Maud (Morfydd Clark) becomes obsessed with saving the soul of her dying patient – an intriguing take on a psychologi­cal horror.

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