37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024

The Electrical Life of Louis Wain

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Based on a true story, The Electrical Life of Louis Wain follows Louis Wain (Benedict Cumberbatch), an eccentric artist who struggles to find love while supporting his large family, until he meets Emily (Claire Foy), his sister’s governess. Over the course of their relationship, Louis begins to paint wild and beautiful portraits of cats, gaining recognition from late 1800s British society and popularizing the concept of the house cat. This unique film is an ode to the power of art and the often tormented creators of it.

Presented by Watermark Design 

Supported by Wells Fargo


Sunday, October 31


10:00 AM


The Paramount Theater

Film Info

Director: Will Sharpe

Runtime: 111 min.

Genre: Drama

Year: 2021

Country: United Kingdom

Language: English

Featuring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Claire Foy, Aimee Lou Wood.