Wellcome Trust turns on Electricity
by Naman Ramachandran
- Agyness Deyn starrer to compete with 12 other films
Soda Pictures will release Electricity [+see also:
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Rachel Hillman, Broadcast, Games and Film Manager at the Wellcome Trust and executive producer on Electricity, said, “Electricity is a stunning exploration of how health and science can be an integral part of a story without overshadowing the narrative.”
Higgins said, “I thought that Electricity could be a film that took place in two worlds – the ordinary, real world and the extraordinary hallucinatory world of epilepsy – and take us on a journey that would be striking and original.”
On the same day, Day For Night is releasing Tensin Tsetan Choklay’s Bringing Tibet Home; Signature Entertainment Arie Posin’s Face of Love; Matchbox Films Johannes Holzhausen’s The Great Museum [+see also:
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interview: Stefan Haupt
film profile]; Artificial Eye Nadav Schirman’s The Green Prince [+see also:
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