Join us for a special preview screening of Female Human Animal, presented by Josh Appignanesi and Chloe Aridjis.
Set against the real-life contemporary art world, Female Human Animal is a psycho-thriller about a creative woman disenchanted with what modern life has to offer her. In 2015, the Tate staged a retrospective exhibition of surrealist artist Leonora Carrington. Novelist Chloe Aridjis, due to her connections with the artist and with her native Mexico, was appointed co-curator. Female Human Animal finds Aridjis increasingly haunted by Carrington’s artworks as she descends into a dangerous world, part inspired by the artist's own mythology and part a product of her own desire. When an elusive, brooding man appears, Chloe begins to pursue him, but is she hunter, or hunted? Shot on antique video with a distinctive depth of field and colour, the film weaves strikingly between fact and fiction whilst always paying homage to the remarkable artist at its heart.
Ahead of its UK release, the director and writer/star of this acclaimed hybrid feature will be in conversation after the screening. The evening is hosted by Gareth Evans