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Canadian Premiere

Set in an abandoned Arctic research station, Creature follows a ballet in which a mysterious creature is found and captured by a military operation, becoming the subject of intense research and experimentation. Despite the physical and mental torture inflicted upon him, the creature falls in love with a cleaning woman and dreams of escape. Director Asif Kapadia captures this incredible contemporary ballet choreographed by Akram Khan and performed by the English National Ballet using agile camera movement, dramatic lighting, masterful editing, and powerful music.

Leading an outstanding cast, Jeffrey Cirio is a physical and emotional powerhouse, moving his body with pulsing precision, portraying the Creature with poignancy and wide-eyed purity. The story is mysterious, echoing Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and hinting at a near dystopia, exploring the ills and triumphs of human nature within the yearning to belong. The film sets an uncompromising, singular vision that astonishes with kinetic movement, high energy, and unfettered emotion. Creature sets the bar for a cinematic treatment of dance.


Jeffrey Cirio, Erina Takahashi, Stina Quagebeur, Ken Saruhashi, Andy Serkis

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87 min
Art, Music & Photography Drama

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Executive Producer

Asif Kapadia, Heather Clark Charrington, Daniel Alicandro, Louise Shand-Brown


Uzma Hasan


Daniel Landin


Sylvie Landra

Original Music

Vincenzo Lamagna


Asif Kapadia headshot

Photo by Andrew Leo

Asif Kapadia

Asif Kapadia is an Academy Award, four-time BAFTA Award, Grammy Award & European Film Award winning director, writer, and producer. He is best known for his documentary trilogy, Senna (2010), Amy (2015), and Diego Maradona (2019), which collectively amassed three BAFTA awards alongside the Best Documentary Oscar for Amy (2015). Kapadia’s debut film The Warrior (2001) won BAFTAs both for Outstanding British Film and Outstanding Debut by a Director, Writer or Producer.

Filmography: The Warrior (2001); Senna (2010); Amy (2015); Diego Maradona (2019)

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