‘A Banquet’ Ruth Paxton’s critically acclaimed directorial feature debut is released on Blu-ray in a tantalising Limited Edition Box from Second Sight 31 October ( @SecondSightFilm )

A feast for the eyes, and courtesy of Second Sight Films on 31 October 2022. Featuring delectable performances from Sienna Guillory (Resident Evil), rising star Jessica Alexander and Ruby Stokes (Bridgerton, Una), this is A Banquet you won’t want to miss out on.

This beautiful Limited Edition comes stuffed full of special features including new and exclusive interviews with cast and crew. David Liddell shines a light on how he bought the film (and food) to life with stunning cinematography. Horror and food combine in a fusion like no other.

Widowed mother Holly (Sienna Guillory – Luther, Love Actually) is pushed to breaking point when her daughter Betsey (Jessica Alexander) changes beyond all recognition. A life-altering experience leaves her unable to eat, but her weight doesn’t seem to drop and, as her behaviour becomes increasingly more erratic, her family are torn between love and fear.

Her younger sister’s (Ruby Stokes) own recent mental health problems may offer a solution, but when Grandmother June (Lindsay Duncan, Birdman, About Time) arrives, she puts pressure on Holly not to indulge Betsey’s behaviour… then things really start to unravel.  

An exploration of grief, mental health and finding one’s place in the world, A Banquet serves up a real horror treat.

Special Features

Deformity of the Flesh: An Interview with Ruth Paxton

Improvised Exorcism: An interview with Jessica Alexander

Produced in a Pandemic: An interview with Leonora Darby

Dark Edges: An interview with David Liddell

Glasgow Film Festival Q&A with Ruth Paxton, Jessica Alexander & Sienna Guillory

Family Disorder: The Making of a Banquet


Limited Edition Contents also contains

Rigid slipcase with new artwork by Jen Davies

Soft cover book with new essays by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, Jennie Kermode and Anya Stanley

Six collectors’ art cards

Can you order the Limited Edition from the Second Sight Films website here https://secondsightfilms.co.uk/collections/latest-releases/products/a-banquet

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