Nights In: Screening and Q&A with Marie Lidén

You’re invited to a screening of Electric Malady by BAFTA-nominated filmmaker and Guiding Lights alum, Marie Lidén. Popcorn & hot chocolate available for an intimate vibe.
Guiding Lights

Thursday 5 October 2023, 6.30 - 9.30 PM

Lighthouse, Brighton

Nights In: Screening and Q&A with Marie Lidén


Date: Thursday 5 October 2023

Doors: 6:30 pm

Film Screening: 7:00 - 8.30 pm

Break: 8.30 - 8.45 pm

Q&A with Marie Lidén: 8.45 - 9.30 pm

Location: Lighthouse, Kensington Street, Brighton BN1 4AJ

Tickets: Pay As You Feel. Booking Required.

You’re invited to Lighthouse for a film screening and Q&A with BAFTA-nominated filmmaker and past Guiding Lighter Marie Lidén. We will be screening Lidén’s beautifully shot film Electric Malady (2022), a poignant story of a man living isolated with a condition that hasn't been easy 'to label' by medical professionals.

Shot partly with a hand-cranked Bolex camera, what emerges is a lyrical and empathetic portrait of loneliness and isolation — and a loving family’s efforts to save their son’s life.

Following the screening, delve deeper into the film's world with an insightful Q&A session with the director Marie Lidén.

We will have popcorn and hot chocolate available on the night for a snug and intimate vibe.

Open to everyone. Join us for this special event.


Infrequent strong language references to mental health and suicide.

BBFC cert: 12A

Please email lydia@lighthouse.org.uk for further information.


Electric Malady (2022) | 84 mins

Artist and filmmaker Marie Lidén invites audiences into the isolated world of William, a young man who’s spent a decade reluctantly retreating from modern life. A one-time master’s student and aspiring musician, his adverse reaction to the radioactive byproduct of our interconnected digital age has led him to a remote cabin in the Swedish wilderness where he’s cut himself off from most forms of technology.

But how do you get off the grid when the grid is now everywhere? Hidden in a foil-encased bedroom, beneath layers of copper-lined fabric, William speaks openly to Lidén about suffering from the condition known as electrosensitivity.

Documentary / UK 2022 / Dir: Marie Lidén / Swedish / 84 min / Cert 12A World premiere: CPH:DOX 2022 / UK premiere: Sheffield DocFest 2022.


Marie Lidén is a Swedish-born filmmaker and animator based in Glasgow, Scotland. Graduating from Edinburgh College of Art in 2011 with a degree in animation she went on to direct music videos, shorts and animations before focusing her practice on documentaries. Since then, she has built a strong portfolio, working on over 10 independent and broadcast commissions –ranging from a BAFTA nominated animation, a Channel 4 First Cut documentary, to editing broadcast documentary ‘Barefoot in Business’ (Al-Jazeera English) as well as composing and sound design for documentary and drama. ELECTRIC MALADY is her first feature film.

Marie is a Lighthouse Guiding Lights alumni of 2018. Mentored by Directors Peter Middleton and James Spinney (Notes on Blindness, The Real Charlie Chaplin), Marie was supported through the completion of Electric Malady.

Instagram: @mariesoundsglasgow @electricmalady @aconitedocs @conicfilm

Produced by: https://www.conic.film


  • The Digital Lounge is in the basement of the Lighthouse building accessible via a lift. There is a maximum of two wheelchairs allowed in the Digital Lounge at any given time. The lift holds a maximum weight of 300kg
  • There are accessible toilets next to the space


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