Baby Ruby (2023)
Director: Bess Wohl Run Time: 89 min. Release Year: 2022
Starring: Jayne Atkinson, Kit Harington, Meredith Hagner, Noémie Merlant, Reed Birney
Country: United States
About the film:
World Premiere, 2022 Toronto International Film Festival
Jo is a successful, French lifestyle entrepreneur who is happily pregnant and awaiting the arrival of her first child. But soon after Jo welcomes baby Ruby home, something starts to feel off— even though she’s assured it’s all perfectly normal. Is something wrong with her? Is something wrong with Ruby? And why are the seemingly perfect neighborhood moms so desperate to befriend her?
As Jo fights to protect herself and her baby, she is plunged into a waking fever dream where everyone is a threat and nothing is what it seems. At last, she must confront the truth of her own darkness and contend with the ultimate human sacrifice: The one mothers make for their children.
“every fright is haunting and indelible… an audacious and riveting portrait of maternal life”
—Robert Daniels for IndieWire
About the filmmaker:
Bess Wohl is an award-winning American playwright, screenwriter, and actress. Her plays include her Broadway debut, the Tony-nominated Grand Horizons, as well as Make Believe, Small Mouth Sounds, and the book for the musical Pretty Filthy with composer and lyricist Michael Friedman and The Civilians. Wohl wrote and directed her feature film debut, Baby Ruby (2023). She also writes screenplays and has developed multiple original television projects for HBO, ABC, USA, FOX, Disney, Paramount and others. She is a graduate of Harvard and the Yale School of Drama.See our upcoming films