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by Bryn Higgins


There’s a pair of bright blue eyes behind the cash desk in the arcade of a dead-end seaside town. Waiting for life to begin, Lily O’Connor is held back by her regular epileptic seizures, electrical storms in her mind and body that play havoc with even the simplest social scenario. When an inheritance presents itself, Lily leaves for London, embarking on a quest to find her wayward brother to give him his share, pushing herself to new physical and emotional limits in the process. Agyness Deyn shines here as a charismatic onscreen presence, infusing Lily with a natural magnetism that attracts everyone in her orbit, both good and bad, and will have audiences rooting for her from the get-go. Visualising Lily’s physical experience in ambitiously cinematic ways Electricity speaks of the experience of living a constantly medicated life, and how far people go to gain or lose control.

international title: Electricity
original title: Electricity
country: United Kingdom
year: 2015
genre: fiction
directed by: Bryn Higgins
film run: 95'
release date: UK 12/12/2014
screenplay: Joe Fisher
cast: Agyness Deyn, Lenora Crichlow, Paul Anderson, Christian Cooke
cinematography by: Si Bell
film editing: Ben Yeates
art director: Mike McLoughlin
costumes designer: Andrew Cox
music: John Lunn
production: Stone City Films, British Film Institute (BFI)
distributor: Soda Pictures
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