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Rare Beasts

Swindon-born Billie Piper proves herself a triple-threat (writer-director-star) in this bawdy dramedy that takes a proverbial baseball bat to the patriarchy. Seething with scabrous wit about modern dating, working and parenting and fizzing with British talent on both sides of the camera, if this is the future of British independent cinema, we hope it’s not so rare.

Directors

  • Billie Piper

Writers

  • Billie Piper

Cast

  • Billie Piper
  • Leo Bill
  • David Thewlis
  • Lily James

Synopsis

Sold the myth that women can ‘have it all’, single-mother and nihilist Mandy navigates maternal responsibility, budding romance and the fallout of her own parents’ separation against the backdrop of feminism’s fourth wave.