The Electrical Life of Louis Wain12A

Directed by Will Sharpe | UK | 2021 | 1h 51m | Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Claire Foy, Andrea Riseborough, Toby Jones

The extraordinary true story of Victorian-era painter Louis Wain, whose psychedelic anthropomorphised depiction of cats made him a renowned British artist. Benedict Cumberbatch gives an exquisite lead performance in his imaginative biopic focussing on Wain’s relationship with his wife, his family, and – of course – his cats.


‘An affable biopic about a great but troubled man, with plenty of artistic spirit of its own.’
Hanna Flint, Time Out

‘Unexpectedly charming and sweet despite the inevitable dark routes taken, the film is an affecting watch, and Olivia Colman’s cheeky narration is an added treat’
Alan Jones, Radio Times

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We showed The Electrical Life of Louis Wain between January 21, 2022 and January 28, 2022.

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