William lives in rural Sweden in painful isolation, which his father describes as ‘a ghost trapped in a cottage in the middle of a forest.’ Shielding himself from technology and radiation with sheets of foil and copper-lined blankets, William claims to have electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS), a medically disputed syndrome still being explored by the WHO. Director Marie Lidén’s mother suffered from the same condition. The Swedish-born, Glasgow-based artist learns more about this mysterious illness in a poignant, thought-provoking film.

Electric Malady

1h 20m


Director: Marie Liden

UK Release: Scottish Premiere Edinburgh International Film Festival on 13th August 2022