After the success of her series I Hate Suzie, Billie Piper is back with her new film Rare Beasts.
The film follows Mandy, played by Billie herself, a single mother, who suffers from anxiety as well as drugs and explores the modern dating world. This film explores femininity in an honest way without omitting the most uncomfortable situations.
In an interview with The Guardian, Piper talked about the links between the film and her own life. “I know about dysfunctional relationships. I know about what it costs to be a woman. So I can comfortably sit in all of those things and say, yes, all of those experiences have informed my work”, she said.
She also added about the movie that “everyone is at the end of their rope. So there really is nothing to lose for any of them. And in many ways, it’s an observation of how people behave when they’re frightened, and how primal it can get”.
Directed by Billie Piper, Rare Beasts premiered at the 2019 Venice Film Festival and was also selected for the festival’s Film Critics Week.
The film also features two great English actors: Lily James, known for her roles in Rebecca, Downton Abbey, and Mamma Mia, as well as David Thewlis, who played Professor Lupin in Harry Potter.
The movie will be available to watch on select digital platforms from May 7 and distributed at the cinema if possible.
Watch the Rare Beasts trailer below: