BFF21 The Electrical Life of Louis Wain

BFF21 The Electrical Life of Louis Wain

BFF21 The Electrical Life of Louis Wain

An eccentric artist introduces Victorian London to the delights of cats in this enlightening biopic starring Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange, Patrick Melrose, The Imitation Game).

In a dazzling, career-best performance, Cumberbatch plays one of Britain’s most influential eccentrics in this extraordinary true story of a brilliant but troubled soul which moves from the late 1800s through to the 1930s.

Brimming with creativity, Louis Wain’s widely published playful drawings of anthropomorphized cats transformed them from mysterious to irresistible, helping to transform the public’s perception of cats forever. Yet, his stormy view of the world keeps him from engaging much with society, until he hires Emily Richardson (Claire Foy, The Crown, First Man), a kind, curious governess for his sisters, who illuminates his life in a way even he’d never imagined.

Written and directed by BAFTA winner Will Sharpe (Flowers) and narrated by Olivia Colman, The Electrical Life of Louis Wain is alive with imagination in every scene.

“An exceptionally sincere piece of filmmaking.” - Roger Ebert
“The century-old story feels fresh.” - New York Post
“This is a film bursting with imagination.” - Orca Sound

Festivals & Awards
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Telluride Film Festival 2021
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Toronto International Film Festival 2021
Release Date: Nov 3, 2021
Rating: M
Runtime: 111 mins

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