The Electrical Life of Louis Wain (2021)

Genres - Drama, Historical Film  |   Sub-Genres - Biopic [feature], Period Film  |   Release Date - Oct 22, 2021 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 111 min.  |   Countries - United Kingdom  |   MPAA Rating - PG13
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Synopsis by Clare Perez-Izaguirre Lopez

This biographical drama follows the eccentric 19th century English artist Louis Wain (Benedict Cumberbatch) as he navigates creative success, forbidden love, class divide and familial responsibilities in the Victoria era. Wain’s work causes waves in the art world as he concentrates his pieces on the psychedelic and cheerful representation of cats. This success paves the way for many more decades of adventures for this unconventional artist. Directed and co-written by Will Sharpe. Co-starring Claire Foy, Aimee Lou Wood, and Olivia Colman.

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artist, breast-cancer, cat, class-clash, love, schizophrenia