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The Mockingbird Cinema & Kitchen
Mockingbird House The Custard Factory Gibb St, B9 4AA Birmingham, United Kingdom
We celebrate ten years since the cult sensation Martyrs was first released, a truly diverse, challenging and shocking piece of work that divided audiences. Tickets only £4 in advance.
«Martyrs is a groundbreaking work — it challenges the audience to endure heinous acts yet to emerge spiritually cleansed; to witness man's willingness to abuse, degrade and manipulate, yet leave the theatre more enamoured with humanity than ever.» — Simon Foster (Film Critic)
Martyrs (2008) Cert:18
Martyrs is a psychological horror drama film written and directed by Pascal Laugier. It premiered at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival and released theatrically in September 2008 and went on a wider release in 2009. Martyrs tells the story of Anna, once a missing little girl, found wandering a year later on a country road virtually catatonic after suffering some sort of physical abuse. She grows into a comely young woman, but she's got serious issues. She also has a close friend, Lucie, who she ultimately calls after she finds herself in an unusual house in the middle of the forest. There's something very disturbing about the Bauhaus-esque home, something Anna can't quite put her finger on…