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The X-traordinary Origin Story 

Year: 2022 
Running Time:
Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1 (Scope) 
Certificate: BBFC 15 Cert – Not suitable for under 15s 
Subtitles: This film is not expected to be subtitled, though this cannot be guaranteed. 
Directed by Ti West 
Starring: Mia Goth, David Corenswet, Tandi Wright  
An image from Pearl

After receiving critical acclaim at a Venice Film Festival premiere and American cinema release last September, Pearl finally makes it to British cinemas and the Student Cinema will be showing it this term! Pearl is a prequel to the 2022 horror film X and serves as the origin story for the titular villain. Mia Goth played both Pearl (the elderly antagonist) and Maxine (the young protagonist, who she will play again in a sequel to X) in X, but this time round she plays Pearl as a young movie star aiming for success. Goth received critical acclaim for her performance in X, as well as Ti West’s direction and screenplay also receiving praise. The film pays homage to both classical horror movies, and Hollywood’s technicolour Golden Age. Come and discover the origin story of a new iconic horror villain at the Student Cinema this term!

Jordan Ilan

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Screenings of this film:

2022/2023 Summer Term (digital)
2022/2023 Summer Term (digital)