Female Human Animal + Q&A

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Directed by Josh Appignanesi | 2018 | UK | With Chloe Aridjis, Marc Hosemann, Patrick O'Kane, Angus Wright | 75mins| Certificate TBC

Q&A Featuring Josh Appignanesi (Director) and Chloe Aridjis (Novelist, who also features in the film)

Shot in the real-life contemporary art world, Female Human Animal is a darkly romantic psychothriller about a creative woman disenchanted with what modern life has to offer her.

The Tate Gallery recently staged a retrospective of the surrealist Leonora Carrington (1917- 2011), famously the lover of Max Ernst. Novelist Chloe Aridjis, who knew the artist from her native Mexico, was made guest curator of the exhibition. Set between the real-life curation of the Tate show and something more fantasised, Female Human Animal sees Chloe increasingly disappointed by her milieu — and increasingly haunted by Carrington’s strange artworks. When an elusive, brooding man seems to offer more, Chloe begins to pursue him, but is she hunter, or hunted? Enabled by Carrington’s own defiantly mysterious mythology, she descends into a world of obsession.

Shot on a rare '80s video camera with a unique look, and deftly weaving fact and fiction, Female Human Animal is a darkly romantic fantasia of a woman who goes beyond societal norms, putting on screen the lurid unconscious of our new sexual politics.

With the Volksbuhne's Marc Hosemann, Patrick O'Kane (Game of Thrones) and Angus Wright (Peepshow), appearances from cultural figures like Juliet Jacques, Marina Warner, Adam Thirlwell, Stewart Home and Tom McCarthy, new music by Andy Cooke, Tearist, and the iconic O.M.D., Female Human Animal also pays homage to its guiding feminist spirit, the striking Leonora Carrington.

"Near-uncategorisable. It punctures the pretentiousness of the art world - and it's a triumph." - Charlie Phillips, The Observer

"Appignanesi's extraordinary hybrid documentary fuses surrealism and reality.. A remarkable & surprising portrait of artist Leonora Carrington and novelist Chloe Aridjis." - Kaleem Aftab, Cineuropa

Venue

JW3 Cinema
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