English artist Louis Wain rises to prominence at the end of the 19th century for his surreal cat paintings that seemed to reflect his declining sanity.English artist Louis Wain rises to prominence at the end of the 19th century for his surreal cat paintings that seemed to reflect his declining sanity.English artist Louis Wain rises to prominence at the end of the 19th century for his surreal cat paintings that seemed to reflect his declining sanity.
Before buying the ticket to the movie theater I had absolutely no idea who Louis Wain was and this was probably the main reason why I loved the movie so much - not research the movie before seeing it should be necessary, I think. Otherwise the whole movie experience can be cut down to just an average lesson with tons of homework, like I had with aforementioned Marvel movies whereas a film should be a piece of art on its own and must be experienced the way it is presented, from start to finish. And The electrical life of Louis Wain does that one hundred percent.
The personality of Louis Wain was extraordinary and Benedict succeeded in bringing his version of the artist to life on the screen. With the great deal of help from the makeup artists, prosthetics, beautiful music score, visual effects and colorful representation of Wain's world I was able to feel his pain and struggles, and see the world through the prism of his vision. Claire Foy was another reason the movie turned out to be so whole and complete and the way her character shaped the one of Benedict's made me feel this "electricity" only a person who has loved and lost could feel.
There are only a few people who can make us realize what a world we live in really is, if it's worth living for even after they're gone. And once we found them we could easily be considered the happiest people alive; Louis Wain was among them as well and he helped deliver this happiness to many more, even after he was gone.
- Oct 25, 2021