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  • Tue 9 Oct
  • 73 minutes
  • Director: Josh Appignanesi
  • Cast: Chloe Aridjis
  • UK (2018)


Shot in the real-life contemporary art world, FEMALE HUMAN ANIMAL is a darkly romantic psychothriller about a creative woman disenchanted with what modern life has to offer her.

When writer Chloe Aridjis curates the Tate retrospective of the surrealist Leonora Carrington, an elusive, brooding man appears, seeming to offer more. But as she descends into a world of obsession, is she hunter or hunted?

With the Volksbuhne's Marc Hosemann, Patrick O'Kane (Game of Thrones) and Angus Wright (Peepshow), appearances from cultural figures like Juliet Jacques, Marina Warner, Adam Thirlwell, Stewart Home and Tom McCarthy, new music by Andy Cooke, Tearist, and the iconic O.M.D., Female Human Animal also pays homage to its guiding feminist spirit, the striking Leonora Carrington.

We are joined by lead actor & co-devisor Chloe Aridjis, director Josh Appignanesi, actor Juliet Jacques for a Q&A chaired by psychoanalyst Anouchka Grose.

"Near-uncategorisable. It punctures the pretentiousness of the art world--

and it's a triumph." The Observer

"Appignanesi's extraordinary hybrid documentary fuses surrealism and

reality.. A remarkable & surprising portrait of artist Leonora Carrington and

novelist Chloe Aridjis." Cineuropa