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Film Screening ‘Female Human Animal' Plus Q&A

The Institute for Creative Enterprise (ICE)

Speakers: Plus Q&A with Director Josh Appignanesi
Time & Date: 6pm, Wednesday 24th October


‘Female Human Animal’

Dir. Dir. Josh Appignanesi
Exec Producer. Jacqui Davies.
With new music by OMD’s Andy McCluskey.
UK, 2018, 75 mins
Exec Producer. Jacqui Davies.
With new music by OMD’s Andy McCluskey.
UK, 2018, 75 mins

Shot in the real-life contemporary art world of Liverpool and London, Female Human Animal is a psycho-thriller about a creative woman disenchanted with what modern life — and modern men — have to offer her.

Filmed on a rare 1980s video camera with a uniquely lurid, nostalgic colour response, and deftly weaving fact and fiction, Surrealism and reality, Female Human Animal is a darkly romantic fantasia of a woman who goes beyond societal norms, paying homage to its guiding feminist spirit, the striking Lancastrian/ Mexican artist, Leonora Carrington. The also benefits from new music by OMD’s Andy McCluskey.

Tate Liverpool in 2015 staged a retrospective of the surrealist Leonora Carrington (1917- 2011). Novelist Chloe Aridjis, who knew the artist from her native Mexico, was made guest curator of the exhibition, and Chloe closely collaborated with the director Josh on the film.

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.

Edge Hill University has supported the film since shooting began in 2015 during the sponsored Leonora Carrington exhibition at Tate Liverpool. The film will be introduced by the dept of Media’s Dr Lora Markova, post doc Researcher in Film and Media. Director Josh Appignanesi, will be in conversation with Associate Director of ICE, Professor Roger Shannon, following the film screening.

This event takes place at Edge Hill University’s Ormskirk Campus.

Date: Wednesday 24th October 2018

6.00pm Registration and Refreshments
6.30pm Introduction and screening
7.45pm Director Q&A
8.15pm Networking and Refreshments

Venue: The Creative Edge (building 25 on the Map) at Edge Hill University (Directions)

Registration: this event is FREE but please click here to register


The Creative Edge at Edge Hill University
St Helens Road
L39 4QP