Synopsis by Farida Ezzat
Ti West’s prequel to the 2022 film X centers on the early life of Pearl (Mia Goth). In 1918, Pearl lives with her controlling parents. While she takes care of her sick father, she struggles to free herself from her mother’s conservative values. But Pearl’s ambitions are larger than the small life she’s trapped in, and she must pursue her destiny at all costs. The film is participating in the 2022 Venice Film Festival.
coming-of-age, mystery [enigma], mystery [unexplained phenomenon], self-discovery, serial-killer, sexual-awakening