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Electric Malady
Institute of Contemporary Arts
A young person hides under a white cloth while standing outside in the sunlight, in a Swedish forest
Electric Malady, dir. Marie Lidén, United Kingdom 2022, 84 min., Swedish with English subtitles, 12A

Artist and filmmaker Marie Lidén invites audiences into the isolated world of William, a young man who’s spent a decade reluctantly retreating from modern life. A one-time master’s student and aspiring musician, his adverse reaction to the electrical radiation from our interconnected digital age has led him to a remote cabin in the Swedish wilderness where he’s cut himself off from most forms of technology. But how do you get off the grid when the grid is now everywhere?

Hidden in a foil-encased bedroom, beneath layers of copper-lined fabric, William speaks openly to Lidén about suffering from the condition known as electrosensitivity. Shot partly with a hand-cranked Bolex camera, what emerges is a lyrical and empathetic portrait of loneliness and isolation – and a loving family’s efforts to save their son’s life.

Also: Q&A screening with filmmaker Marie Lidén on Tuesday 28 February, 6:30pm
08:45 pm
Fri, 03 Mar 2023
Cinema 2
04:40 pm
Sat, 04 Mar 2023
Cinema 2
04:50 pm
Sun, 05 Mar 2023
Cinema 2
08:50 pm
Tue, 07 Mar 2023
Cinema 2
06:40 pm
Wed, 08 Mar 2023
Cinema 2
09:20 pm
Thu, 09 Mar 2023
Cinema 1
12:15 pm
Sun, 12 Mar 2023
Cinema 1

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