Typist Artist Pirate King
In a last-ditch mission to get recognition for her talent, Audrey Amiss (Monica Dolan) persuades her psychiatric nurse, Sandra Panza (Kelly MacDonald), to take her on a road trip back to where her story began -but with so many deviations along the way, will they ever make it?
Written and directed by acclaimed director Carol Morley and inspired by her research into the diaries and art of the late, undiscovered artist Audrey Amiss, Typist Artist Pirate King is a British road movie -with a difference. Carol was inspired by Audrey's documented experience of the way she saw her world, as both an artist and a self-proclaimed 'lunatic', and imagined Audrey on an eccentric quest across England, with her psychiatric nurse as her reluctant chauffeur. The film rides many tones, emotionally and comedically, as it shifts rapidly from the gritty to the fantastical and back again, embracing social realism and magic realism along the way.
Typist Artist Pirate King is a singular film, original and inventive, and a warm and engaging one that reaches out to and ultimately embraces its audience, just as they will embrace the unique and unforgettable character of Audrey.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE 19:30 SCREENING ON 23RD NOVEMBER WAS DUE TO BE INTRODUCED BY DIRECTOR CAROL MORLEY, BUT SADLY DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES SHE IS NO LONGER ABLE TO ATTEND.
Programme Type: Film
Director: Carol Morley
Cast: Kelly MacDonald, Monica Dolan, Gina McKee
Running Time: 108 minutes