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Directed by Nicolas Roeg (Don’t Look Now) and adapted from a novel by Fay Weldon, Puffball stars Kelly Reilly as gorgeous ginger architect Liffey Lambert, who moves to rural Ireland with the intention of restoring a ruined cottage. On her first day, she meets her neighbour Mab (Miranda Richardson), a 40-something woman with three daughters, who tells her that she’s trying for a son with her husband, farmer Tucker (William Houston).
When Liffey accidentally gets pregnant by her visiting fiance Richard (Oscar Pearce), word quickly gets back to Mab’s mother Molly (Rita Tushingham), who declares that Liffey has stolen the baby meant for Mab and sets some bizarre voodoo in motion to rectify matters. However, things don’t quite go according to plan, leading Mab and Molly to resort to desperate measures.
Puffball is a 2007 supernatural drama film directed by Nicolas Roeg. It is based on the novel by Fay Weldon adapted by her son Dan Weldon. The film was partially funded through the UK Film Council’s New Cinema Fund.