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Creature

Asif Kapadia | 2022 | 87 MINS
UK
Please note that this production has been flagged for Photo Sensitive Epilepsy.

One of the most significant choreographic pieces of the last ten years, Akram Khan’s ‘Creature’ earned huge critical acclaim when it was first performed, and this specially designed film version had its world premiere at the BFI London Film Festival 2022.

In Detail

In an isolated research bunker deep in the Arctic, a human “creature” is subjected to inhuman experimentation but discovers the transformative power of love.

It sounds like the plot of a sci-fi movie - which in a way it is - but ‘Creature’ is a performance; the latest work from choreographer Akram Khan and the English National Ballet, brought to the screen by acclaimed filmmaker Asif Kapadia. Taking centre stage as the ‘Creature’ is the extraordinary Jeffrey Cirio, who went on to star in the stage production.

He twists and slinks across the set with a performance that’s both animalistic and tenderly humane.

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