PREVIEW: The Electrical Life of Louis Wain (12A)

WHO’S IN IT?

Benedict Cumberbatch (The Power of the Dog), Claire Foy (First Man), Andrea Riseborough (Possessor), Toby Jones (Berberian Sound Studio), Jamie Demetriou (Cruella), Aimee Lou Wood (film debut), Hayley Squires (I, Daniel Blake), Stacy Martin (Vox Lux), Julian Barratt (Mindhorn), Sharon Rooney (Dumbo), Adeel Akhtar (The Nest), Asim Chaudhry (People Just Do Nothing: Big in Japan), Sophia Di Martino (Sweetheart), Olivier Richters (Black Widow), Olivia Colman (The Favourite), Nick Cave (Rhinoceros Hunting in Budapest), Taika Waititi (Jojo Rabbit), Richard Ayoade (The Watch), Cassia McCarthy (film debut), Indica Watson (Radioactive)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

Will Sharpe (Black Pond), director, writer; Simon Stephenson (film debut), writer; Adam Ackland (The Courier), Ed Clarke (Swimming with Men), Leah Clarke (The Mauritanian) and Guy Heeley (Locke), producers; Arthur Sharpe (The Darkest Universe), composer; Erik Alexander Wilson (Paddington 2), cinematographer; Selina Macarthur (film debut), editor

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

At the turn of the century, eccentric British artist Louis Wain (Cumberbatch) becomes world-famous for his surreal portraits of cats, which seem to reflect his declining mental health…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

The life of a barmy artist calls for a barmy biopic, and this eccentric portrait of the famous English artist introduces audiences to his unique perspective via a delightfully strange lead turn by Benedict Cumberbatch.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

SATURDAY 1ST JANUARY 2022

WHERE CAN I FIND IT?

IN CINEMAS NATIONWIDE

 

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