ICE Film Screening ‘Leonora Carrington: The Lost Surrealist’

24th Jan 2018, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Creative Edge

Film Screening: ‘Leonora Carrington: The Lost Surrealist’ – Director: Teresa Griffiths UK; 2017; 60 mins

A gripping tale of aristocracy, Bohemia, surrealism and social revolution, the extraordinary life of Lancastrian-Mexican artist Leonora Carrington (1917–2011) is chronicled by film director Teresa Griffiths in this all encompassing study of the ‘lost’ surrealist, who struggling against misogynistic pressures at home eventually found a spiritual kinship in Mexico.  Interspersed with experimental animation, archives, tableaux and revealing interviews (with Gabriel and Pablo, her sons; her biographer), the film celebrates a woman who had seen her internationally renowned contribution to the art world overlooked historically in her home country (save for Edge Hill University!).

From Clayton-Le-Woods, Chorley, Leonora Carrington worked alongside Max Ernst, Andre Breton and Pablo Picasso in Paris at the height of the surrealist movement in the thirties – yet ended up virtually unknown in Mexico City, when she arrived there in 1942, and where in 2011 she died, a veritable national treasure.

In June 2017 Edge Hill University celebrated the Centenary of Leonora Carrington’s birth with a Symposium about her legacy and with an ambition to ‘Re Lancastrianise Leonora.’

Edge Hill University’s Professor Roger Shannon was a consultant for the film.  Visit ICE’s web site for more information about the University’s engagement with the life and work of Leonora Carrington.


  • 6.00pm –  Registration and Refreshments
  • 6.30pm  – Event Start
  • 8.00pm – Refreshments and Networking

This event is FREE but registration is required.

Further information is available here