In a post-apocalyptic world, a young woman tries to stay alive. She has supernatural powers, which she needs to protect herself and her even younger companion. Meanwhile, she is also hunted by looters who want to force her to fight in an arena for money. Homegrown superhero film makes idiosyncratic choices and charms with its originality.
In their debut film, makers Thijs Meuwese and Colinda Bongers take a refreshing and original approach to the often grim post-apocalyptic genre. Their heroine Molly is no Wonder Woman, but a nerdy type with glasses and freckles, who’s also quite a clumsy fighter. The filmmakers kept their designs close to home as well, making the most of their limited budget. Their idiosyncratic choices make Molly a charming superheroine film, which sees the ordinary and the grotesque entering into an amusing covenant. By the way, the seed for this film was planted during the Imagine pitching contest, which they won in 2015.