A Banquet

A Banquet

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A mother must confront her daughter's terrifying new belief, one that sees her refuse to eat, in this psychological horror. Stars Sienna Guillory (Resident Evil: Afterlife) and Jessica Alexander (Get Even). More

Widowed mother Holly (Guillory) is radically tested when her teenage daughter Betsey (Alexander) experiences a profound enlightenment and insists that her body is no longer her own, but in service to a higher power. Bound to her newfound faith, Betsey refuses to eat but loses no weight. In an agonising dilemma, torn between love and fear, Holly is forced to confront the boundaries of her own beliefs.

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202297 minsUKTea Shop Productions
Horror

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A Banquet | Reviews

54%61 reviews

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The New York Times

The New York Times

The film’s slow-burn magic lies in the many questions it raises as it skitters to a fitful, explosive end.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

A scene where Betsey’s sister angrily shoves cold cuts into Betsey’s sleeping mouth is one of the rare exciting moments.

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Paste

Paste

A Banquet’s horrors are exquisitely maternal.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

A provocative, rigorously composed film that confirms Paxton as a singular talent after a string of award-winning shorts.

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Variety

Variety

Director Ruth Paxton and screenwriter Justin Bull bite off more than they can chew, struggling to bring their salient commentary into focus.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Bull's screenplay comes up short, failing to adequately capture the depth of its teen's encounter with the abyss...

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IndieWire

IndieWire

The results are far more famine than feast.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

A movie that's constantly threatening to shape itself into something focused and powerful, but is too content to leave many of its best ideas unexplored.

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Bloody Disgusting

Bloody Disgusting

Can test the audience's patience as much as it does its lead characters.

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A Banquet | Release Details

A Banquet is available to stream in New Zealand now on Apple TV.