Typist Artist Pirate King (12A) at Presteigne Screen
New from British director Carol Morley (The Falling, Dreams of a Life), this quixotic road movie puts non-conformist, Sunderland-born artist Audrey Amiss on the map.
On a Scriptwriting Fellowship at the Wellcome Collection, Morley was intrigued to hear about a woman who had collected the packaging of everything she ate. Inspired by this extensive archive of diaries, letters, and art, she weaves real events into an imagined journey as Audrey (Monica Dolan) goes on a road trip all the way to Sunderland with her psychiatric nurse (Kelly Macdonald). This dark, funny exploration of friendship and reconciliation is filled with wayward adventure and compassion, and a refusal to sentimentalise mental illness.
“…by turns riotous and touching”
Catherine Wheatley, Sight and Sound