A young woman, Bella, is brought back to life by her guardian, the scientist Dr. Godwin Baxter. Initially naïve, Bella is eager to learn about the world around her, albeit under Baxter's protection. Wanting to see more, she runs off with Duncan Wedderburn, a slick and debauched lawyer, and travels across continents. Free from the prejudices of her times, Bella demands equality and liberation.
Poor Things is a 2023 black comedy fantasy film directed by Yorgos Lanthimos from a screenplay by Tony McNamara and based on the 1992 novel of the same name by Alasdair Gray. The film is produced by Film4 Productions, Element Pictures, TSG Entertainment, and Searchlight Pictures.