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Electric Malady + Q&A (12A)

19 March

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  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly


How do you get off the grid when the grid is everywhere? Artist and filmmaker Marie Lidén invites audiences into the isolated world of William, a young man who’s spent a decade reluctantly retreating from modern life. A one-time master’s student and aspiring musician, his adverse reaction to the electrical radiation from our interconnected digital age has led him to a remote cabin in the Swedish wilderness where he’s cut himself off from most forms of technology.

Hidden in a foil-encased bedroom, beneath layers of copper-lined fabric, William speaks openly to Lidén about suffering from the condition known as electro-sensitivity. Shot partly with a hand-cranked Bolex camera, what emerges is a lyrical and empathetic portrait of loneliness and isolation — and a loving family’s efforts to save their son’s life.

Following this screening we'll be hosting a Q&A with director Marie Lidén.

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  • Director Marie Lidén
  • Country UK
  • Year of Production 2022
  • Running Time 1h21m
  • Certificate 12A
  • Language Swedish with English subtitles
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