Surreal, savage and superbly performed, Ladyworld is Lord of the Flies for a modern, more unhinged age. Eight teenagers at a birthday party find themselves stranded in a house after a catastrophic earthquake. They begin to run out of food and water and with no hope of rescue the girls become more and more scared, especially when someone claims to have spotted a strange man hiding somewhere in the house with them. As fear takes over and the girls slip closer to insanity, their baser instincts and desires take over and vicious manipulation becomes the tactic for survival of the fittest. Amanda Kramer’s feature film debut is a nightmarish, gruesome attack on the audience’s psyche which refuses to pigeonhole female identity.