The extraordinary true story ‘The Electrical Life of Louis Wain’ tells the story of the Victorian-era artist whose widely published drawings of anthropomorphised cats transformed them from mysterious to irresistible and in turn supports his widowed mother and five younger sisters.
His skilled and speedy portraiture impresses, but his often stormy view of the world and those in it keeps him from engaging much with society. That is, until he hires a kind, curious governess for his youngest sisters, Emily Richardson, who illuminates his life in a way even he’d never imagined. Love blooms across the class divide — albeit to the chagrin of Louis’s stern sister Caroline, second oldest and second in command.
Written and directed by BAFTA award-winning Will Sharpe, ‘The Electrical Life of Louis Wain’ has an impressive cast that includes Loud & Clear’s superb Crystal Clarke. See it in UK cinemas now.