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Oscar-nominated film ‘Poor Things’ opens in PH cinemas on V-Day 

by Joshua Gerona

YORGOS Lanthimos’ critically acclaimed film ‘Poor Things’ hits Philippine cinemas on Heart’s Day, February 14. 

Photo by Yorgos Lanthimos. Courtesy of Searchlight Pictures.

Based on the 1992 novel by Alasdair Gray, Poor Things follows the story of Bella Baxter (played by Emma Stone), a young woman who has been brought back to life by a scientist after her suicide. 

The film is set in Victorian Glasgow, where Bella embarks on a series of adventures and self-discovery, eager to explore and learn what the world has to offer. 

The latest dark comedy offering recently won the Golden Globe Awards for Best Motion Picture and Best Performance by a Female Actor in a Motion Picture for Emma Stone. 

(L to R) Andrew Lowe, Ramy Youssef, Mark Ruffalo, Emma Stone, Willem Dafoe, Suzy Bemba, Ed Guiney and Tricia Tuttle onstage at a Special Screening and Q&A of Searchlight Pictures, ‘Poor Things’ at the Curzon Mayfair, London on December 15, 2023. (Photo by StillMoving.Net for Disney)

The film has also garnered 11 Academy Award nominations this year, including Best Picture, Best Director for Yorgos Lanthimos, Best Adapted Screenplay for Tony McNamara, Best Actress for Stone, and Best Supporting Actor for Mark Ruffalo. 

Poor Things deeply tackles the nature of humanity, prompting viewers to reflect on the complexities of self-discovery and breaking social constraints. 

Catch Poor Things in various theaters nationwide and follow Searchlight Pictures on Facebook, Instagram, X, and YouTube for more updates. 



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