An eccentric artist (Cumberbatch) introduces Victorian London to the delights of cats, in Will Sharpe’s enlightening biopic of the Victorian-era artist whose widely published drawings of anthropomorphised cats transformed them from mysterious to irresistible.
In a dazzling, career-best performance, Benedict Cumberbatch plays one of Britain’s most influential eccentrics as a flurry of wild ideas and prodigious artistic output. Olivia Colman narrates.
The Electrical Life of Louis Wain will be on general release from Fri 2 Jan
Socially Distanced Screenings at HOME: An Update
From Mon 27 Dec, the majority of film screenings at HOME will be socially distanced.
How do our socially distanced screenings work?
When booking, please select whether you would like to sit at the front, middle or back of the screen. You will automatically be allocated the best available seats in that area. Our booking system automatically places two empty seats either side of your booked seats.
When you arrive at HOME, please take a moment to check on your tickets which seats you have booked. If you are unsure of where to go, our staff will be on hand and happy to help. Once in the cinema, we ask that you stay in your allocated seat and do not move to sit with others.
What to expect when visiting HOME
We have a number of measures in place at HOME for the comfort and safety of our visitors. Find out more here.
Event/ The screening on Wed 29 Dec will be followed by a recorded Q&A with director Will Sharpe and lead actors Benedict Cumberbatch and Claire Foy, hosted by Edith Bowman.