English National Ballet has announced that CREATURE will have its World Premiere at the 66th BFI London Film Festival in NFT1 at BFI Southbank on Saturday 15th October 2022.
Based on the original concept and choreography by Akram Khan, CREATURE is the latest film from Academy Award winning director Asif Kapadia, best known for his trilogy of films exploring the price of fame: Amy, Senna, and Diego Maradona.
An intense, visceral and haunting film, CREATURE is a 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. Inspired by Georg Büchner’s seminal play Woyzeck, this vivid cinematic experience sees Jeffrey Cirio, Erina Takahashi, Stina Quagebeur, Victor Prigent, Fabian Reimair and Ken Saruhashi performing in the main roles.
CREATURE is Olivier Award winning choreographer Akram Khan’s third work for English National Ballet, following Dust and his reimagining of Giselle. The original stage production of CREATURE, which premiered in 2021, returns to the stage at Sadler’s Wells, London from Thursday 23 March to Saturday 1 April 2023.
Following its premiere, CREATURE will be released in cinemas in February 2023.