Yorgos Lanthimos’ POOR THINGS took home the coveted Golden Lion at the 80th Venice Film Festival. The film was met with rave reviews from The Hollywood Reporter and Deadline along with a slew of 5-star ratings from the likes of The Guardian, Total Film and The Telegraph. POOR THINGS than went on to screen at Telluride Film Festival, where it continued to receive critical acclaim from Indiewire and Variety, among others.

Speaking on the win, Element Pictures’ Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe said “We are so proud of POOR THINGS and so grateful to our amazing cast and crew, the wonderful team at Element and our partners Film4 and Searchlight. Above all we are in awe of the incredible, masterful Yorgos Lanthimos and of our utterly brilliant star and producing partner, Emma Stone. POOR THINGS is our third award winner at Venice, after THE MAGDALENE SISTERS which won the Golden Lion 21 years ago and THE FAVOURITE which won for Yorgos (Grand Jury Prize) and Olivia Colman (Best Actress) 5 years ago. This win is the best yet!

POOR THINGS opens in US cinemas Dec 8th and Irish and UK cinemas Jan 12th.