FrightFest ’11: Stare Into the Empty Eyes of ‘The Woman’

Probably the most controversial film of the year is May director Lucky McKee’s The Woman (review), which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. The film features some intense abuse to the female protag, which resulted in one man freaking out in the theater lobby.

Gearing up for release later this year, the Angela Bettis, Pollyanna McIntosh and Sean Bridgers starrer will be screening as part of the Film4 FrightFest in London. Check out a newly released still.

The Woman is the last surviving member of a feral clan that has roamed the Northeast Coast for decades. When the last of her family is killed in a battle with the police, The Woman finds herself alone, severely wounded and vulnerable. Unfortunately, she is now a far too easy prey for local hunter, successful country lawyer and seriously disturbed family man Christopher Cleek. With his twisted set of ideals, Cleek decides to embark upon a deranged project – to capture her and “break” The Woman – a decision that will soon threaten the lives of Cleek, his family and The Woman.

The Woman