Love Lies Bleeding

Jackie is determined to make it as a bodybuilder and is heading to Las Vegas to take part in a competition. On her way, she passes through a small town in New Mexico where she meets Lou, the reclusive manager of the local gym. Lou’s father is an arms dealer and holds the reins of a crime syndicate. Jackie and Lou fall in love. But their relationship provokes violence and the two become deeply entangled in the machinations of Lou’s family.
Love Lies Bleeding is Rose Glass’s second film following the successful Saint Maud. At once dreamy and nightmarish, it tells of love, revenge and the magic of the endless, lonely desert roads in the US.
by Rose Glass
with Kristen Stewart, Katy O’Brian, Ed Harris, Dave Franco, Jena Malone
USA / United Kingdom 2023 English, Subtitles: German 104' Colour International premiere


  • Kristen Stewart (Lou)
  • Katy O’Brian (Jackie)
  • Ed Harris (Lou Sr.)
  • Dave Franco (JJ)
  • Jena Malone (Beth)
  • Anna Baryshnikov (Daisy)


DirectorRose Glass
ScreenplayRose Glass, Weronika Tofilska
CinematographyBen Fordesman
EditingMark Towns
MusicClint Mansell
Sound DesignPaul Davies
CostumesOlga Mill
CastingMary Verneiu, Lindsay Graham Ahanonu
ProducersAndrea Cornwell, Oliver Kassman
Co-ProductionFilm4, London

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New York City, USA

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New York City, USA

Rose Glass

The London-based filmmaker studied at the National Film and Television School in Beaconsfield, UK. Her short films have screened at various festivals. Her feature debut, Saint Maud, premiered in the Midnight Madness programme at the Toronto International Film Festival and was nominated for two BAFTAs. In 2020, she won Best Debut Director at the British Independent Film Awards.


2010 Moths; short film 2014 Room 55; short film 2019 Saint Maud 2024 Love Lies Bleeding

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