Bryn Higgins’ aesthetically challenging representation of disability brings with it the constant physical and emotional toll of struggling to maintain a passable level of control through everyday life.
Electricity’s otherworldly visualisation of its protagonist’s inner epileptic experience makes affecting, and consistent use of Higgins’ contrastingly objective counter-cut, creating a strange interplay between personal and public expectations.
Agyness Deyn delivers a strikingly charismatic performance, bringing rare balance to an otherwise solely sympathetic character. In favouring strength and acceptance over constant distress, both Deyn and Higgins illustrate the true monotony behind chronic illnesses, as well as they’re hidden complexity.
Byn Higgins’ gritty exploration of a woman consistently betrayed by her own body brings brutal honesty to the subject, eschewing simplicity and singular judgement, (be it good or bad) in favour of a more complex, indeterminate system of empathy.
CAST: Agyness Deyn, Lenora Crichlow, Christian Cooke
DIRECTOR: Bryn Higgins
WRITERS: Joe Fisher (screenplay), Ray Robinson (novel)
SYNOPSIS: A woman with severe epilepsy searches for her long-lost brother.