A higher power takes over in the horror film ‘A Banquet’ official trailer

A higher power takes over in the horror film ‘A Banquet’ official trailer

by Alex Billington
January 5, 2022
Source: Youtube

A banquet trailer

“I can feel something inside me …” IFC Midnight has unveiled the official trailer for a UK indie horror film titled A Banquet, made by a Scottish filmmaker named Ruth Paxton. This one premiered at the Toronto Film Festival last year and hit a lot of others, including Fantastic Fest, Beyond Fest, Montclair and London. Widow Holly is being radically tested as her teenage daughter Betsey experiences profound enlightenment and insists that her body is no longer her own, but in the service of a higher power. Bound to his newfound faith Betsey refuses to eat but does not lose weight. The stars of the film Sienna Guillory, Jessica Alexander, Ruby Stokes, Lindsay Duncan, & Kaine Zajaz. TIFF adds: “Between unpleasant body horror and smoldering psychodrama, Paxton skillfully escalates a common [dinner table] dynamics in the direction of the outrageous but profound parents’ fear of not being able to understand their own child, what they want or need, and how to protect them from … an irreconcilable world. “It looks unusually disturbing. out.So creepy.

Here is the official trailer (+ poster) for Ruth Paxtons A Banquet, directly from YouTube:

A banquet poster

A widowed Holly (Sienna Guillory) is radically tested as her teenage daughter Betsey (Jessica Alexander) experiences deep enlightenment and insists that her body is no longer her own, but in the service of a higher power. Connected to his newfound faith, Betsey refuses to eat, but does not lose weight. In a painful dilemma, torn between love and fear, Holly finds herself confronting the limits of her own faith and the repressed traumas of her past. A Banquet is directed by Scottish filmmaker Ruth Paxton, who debuted in feature films after a series of short films in the past. The script is written by Justin Bull. This one originally premiered at the 2021 Toronto Film Festival and Fantastic Fest last fall. IFC Films debuts Paxton’s A Banquet in select US cinemas + on VOD launches February 18, 2022 this winter.

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