It’s a classic tale of the Old West: heroes, villains and damsels. But in the hands of the Zellner Brothers, nothing is quite as it seems.
The ever surprising Robert Pattinson and Australia's Mia Wasikowska, play Samuel Alabaster and his bride-to-be Penelope. But a vast expanse of prairie, a stalking brute, and plenty of secrets stand in the way of their wedded bliss. Embarking upon a quest to rescue the kidnapped Penelope, Samuel buys a miniature horse, names it Butterscotch and enlists the help of a drunken preacher. Alas, it’ll take more than the ambling posse’s efforts – or Samuel’s agonising ode ‘Honeybun’ – to save the couple’s romance.
With the Brothers Zellner (Kumiko the Treasure Hunter) writing, directing, producing and appearing, Damsel flips the dusty genre on it’s head in this subversive, darkly comic, feminist Western. So saddle up and prepare to git along—just don’t be surprised if you end up somewhere you never expected.