Yorgos LanthimosPoor Things (Searchlight, 9.8) is a kind of Bride of Frankenstein story.

Boilerplate: A young woman, Bella Baxter (Emma Stone), is a corpse brought back to life by scientist Dr. Godwin Baxter (Willem Dafoe). Baxter had her brain swapped with that of an unborn fetus, resulting in her having an infant’s mind. While designed to be Baxter’s companion, her sexual appetite causes her to pursue other men, including Max McCandless (Ramy Youssef) and a foppish lawyer named Duncan Wedderburn (Mark Ruffalo), with whom she elopes and embarks on a hedonistic odyssey around Europe, Northern Africa and Central Asia. Freed from the prejudices of her times, Bella demands equality and liberation.

Poor Things costars Christopher Abbott, Margaret Qualley, Kathryn Hunter and Suzy Bemba.

Filming began in Hungary in August 2021.