2018 | United Kingdom | DCP | Color | 74 min.
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.
When writer Chloe Aridjis curates the Tate retrospective of the surrealist Leonora Carrington, an elusive, brooding man appears, seeming to offer more. But as she descends into a world of obsession, is she hunter or hunted?
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, scored by Andy Cooke with new music from Tearist and the iconic O.M.D., Female Human Animal also pays homage to its guiding feminist spirit, the striking artist and writer Leonora Carrington.
Direction: Appignanesi, Josh
Script: Appignanesi, Josh
Country: United Kingdom
Production: Appignanesi, Josh | Davies, Jacqui | Dobbyn, Sam
Production Company: Arts Council England
Photography: Chenais, Tristan
Edition: Macdonald, Martin
Sound: Blazukas, Thomas | Boulton, Sam | Muse, Morgan
Music: Cooke, Andy | McCluskey, Andy
Cast: Angus Wright | Chloe Aridjis | Hosemann, Marc | Patrick O’Kane
Art Direction: Rehl, Erik
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