Sun 26 March 3:00pm
Tue 28 March 8:00pm
Director: Asif Kapadia
Starring: Jeffrey Cirio, Erina Takahashi
Based on the acclaimed English National Ballet production, choreographed by Akram Khan and directed by Academy Award-winning director Asif Kapadia (Senna, Amy, The Warrior), Creature is a genre-busting collaboration that fuses film and contemporary dance .In a dilapidated former Arctic research station, Creature (Jeffrey Cirio) is unknowingly enlisted by a military brigade into an experimental programme. Creature meets and falls in love with Marie (Erina Takahashi), a cleaner who shows him kindness and compassion; together they dream of escape. This vivid cinematic experience is a beautiful, tragic tale of an outsider’s search for belonging, the insatiable desires of the powerful, and the enduring hope found in human connection and compassion.
★★★★ “This is an intriguing one-off, reaching out beyond dance connoisseurs to anyone who wants to see something genuinely strange which can’t be pinned down to a single explanation.” Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
★★★★ “Kapadia’s documentary sensibilities work astutely in this beautifully performed ensemble piece. A soulful and engaging feat in collaborative filmmaking.” Empire Magazine
★★★★ The Times