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Female Human Animal

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Synopsis

Shot in the real-life contemporary art world, Female Human Animal is a psycho-thriller about a creative woman disenchanted with what modern life — and modern men — have to offer her.
The Tate Gallery recently staged a retrospective of the surrealist Leonora Carrington (1917- 2011), famously the lover of Max Ernst. Novelist Chloe Aridjis, who knew the artist from her native Mexico, was made guest curator of the exhibition.
Set between the real-life curation of the Tate show and something more fantasised, '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.
Deftly weaving fact and fiction, 'Female Human Animal' is a darkly romantic fantasia of a woman who goes beyond societal norms.
Official Selection BAFICI Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival 2018 - World premiere

Details

Year
2018
Type of film
Features
Running Time
75 mins
Format
Analogue Video formats
Director
Josh Appignanesi
Producer
Josh Appignanesi, Sam Dobbyn
Executive Producer
Jacqui Davies
Editor
Martin Macdonald
Screenwriter
Josh Appignanesi, devised with Chloe Aridjis
Director of Photography
Tristan Chenais; Additional Cinematographers: Ben Barber, Richard Dunton, Michael Hobdell
Production Designer
Erik Rehl
Sound
Thomas Blazukas, Morgan Muse, Sam Boulton
Music
Andy Cooke, Andy McCluskey
Principal Cast
Chloe Aridjis, Marc Hosemann, Patrick O'Kane, Angus Wright

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Last updated 2nd May 2018

Production Company

Funded by Arts Council England

Minotaur Film Ltd
5 Kenyon Street
London
SW6 6JZ
+44 (0)7956 373597
minotaurmovie@gmail.com

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