Legendary director Nicolas Roeg (Performance, Walkabout, Don't Look Now, The Man Who Fell to Earth, Bad Timing, Eureka) directs PUFFBALL, a chilling tale of love, lust and loss in rural Ireland. Set in an isolated valley where a young ambitious architect (Kelly Reilly - Mrs Henderson Presents; Eden Lake) buys a ruined building to transform and renovate. But the dwelling has a tragic history... When she finds herself unexpectedly pregnant the neighbouring farmers turn against her and her unborn child, and try to change the course of nature. A drama with supernatural overtones, a thriller about love, life, grief and sex, PUFFBALL is an adaptation of the Fay Weldon novel of the same name. The film also stars Miranda Richardson (The Crying Game, Sleepy Hollow) and '60's icon Rita Tushingham (A Taste of Honey) - and re-unites Roeg with Hollywood star Donald Sutherland for the first time since Don't Look Now.
United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 0 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), WIDESCREEN (1.78:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Interactive Menu, Making Of, Photo Gallery, Scene Access, Trailer(s), SYNOPSIS: Don't Look Now director Nicholas Roeg steps back behind the camera for the first time in fifteen years to weave this macabre tale of a young architect who finds her unborn child in danger after moving deep into the Irish countryside. Liffrey (Kelly Reilly) has had enough of the big city, and now she's looking to escape her overbearing boss (Donald Sutherland) by moving to the hills of Ireland with her American boyfriend Richard (Oscar Pearce) and restoring a crumbling cottage. The previous inhabitants of the cottage are the Tuckers, who have since taken up residence at a nearby farm. Mabs Tucker (Miranda Richardson) is mother to three ethereal daughters, though her desire to have a son is evident from the first moment she meets her new neighbors. Something about the Tuckers just doesn't seem right to Liffrey and her suspicious beau, and when Liffrey becomes pregnant the mood around their cottage becomes downright ominous. It seems that Mabs' mother Molly (Rita Tushingham) has been dabbling in magic in order to ensure herself a grandson, and soon it's revealed that eldest daughter Audrey (Leona Igoe) possesses some strange, otherworldly powers. As the word about Liffrey's pregnancy begins to spread, the Tucker women become convinced that the unborn child was actually intended for Mabs, and their willing to do whatever it takes to claim the baby as their own. ...Puffball ( Puffball: The Devil's Eyeball )