A journey seen through the eyes of a young woman with epilepsy that brings extraordinary hallucinations as she searches for her long lost brother.

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Bryn Higgins

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Sukey Fisher (screenplay) (as Joe Fisher), Sukey Fisher (as Joe Fisher) | 2 more credits »
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Agyness Deyn ... Lily O'Connor
Christian Cooke ... Mikey O'Connor
Paul Anderson ... Barry O'Connor
Tom Georgeson Tom Georgeson ... Al
Dean Bone Dean Bone ... Arcade Punter
Christina Berriman Dawson Christina Berriman Dawson ... Paramedic
Alice Lowe ... Sylvia
Sarah Martin Sarah Martin ... Nurse
Sharon Percy ... Mam
Millie Taylforth Millie Taylforth ... Young Lily
Jake Gibbons Jake Gibbons ... Young Mikey
Nigel Travis Nigel Travis ... Don
Stephen Robson Stephen Robson ... Young Barry
Saffron Coomber ... Rachel
Peter-Hugo Daly Peter-Hugo Daly ... Mr. Morris
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A journey seen through the eyes of a young woman with epilepsy that brings extraordinary hallucinations as she searches for her long lost brother.

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Grief Porn That Would Have Worked Better As A Short
7 April 2015 | by Theo RobertsonSee all my reviews

This movie did receive some promotion when it received a very limited release last year with Agyness Deyn appearing on Sky News explaining how ELECTRICITY is a realistic portrayal of epilepsy , which is what her character Lily suffers from . I've known epileptics myself and I'm sure you have also so I came in to the film expecting a rather expressionistic drama . One thing that puzzled me though was that just before seeing it I logged on to this page and noticed only a grand total of 74 people had given it a rating while only two people had commentated on it . That said ELECTRICITY isn't a film produced to sell out the local multiplex while the salad dodging audience chomp on pizza and suck up Coca-Cola through a straw and just because a film doesn't receive distribution doesn't equate to it being a truly awful film so I went in with an open mind

Now to be fair to everyone involved they must have made a film that nails the sheer misery of being an epileptic or having a loved one with suffers from this infliction . The cast are also very good especially the always underrated Paul Anderson in a small role but ELECTRICITY is a very unsatisfying film for a neutral audience . It belongs in a sub genre best described as "grief porn" which British film makers are very good at where someone tries to make the most depressing film in the history of cinema . The mood is gloomy and the story is rather threadbare . Lily is looking for her lost brother and the more she looks for him the more obstacles are in the way and the more depressed the audience become

As I said the technical achievements are more than competent and the scenes where the audience see an epileptic attack through the eyes of a sufferer are really well done but ELECTTRICITY shows that if you don't have a good story at the core of the film then you won't have a good film and this lack of narrative would have worked much better as a short film


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21 July 2020 (USA) See more »

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