Simultaneously sumptuous and gorgeous, garish and grim, SPITE YOUR FACE is a re-working of Pinocchio for the neo-liberal era. Rachel Maclean’s dark fairytale, which represented Scotland at the Venice Biennale 2017, depicts a brash and baroque binary world of poverty and riches where the prospect of easy wealth tempts even good boys like Pic into bad ways. But if everyone believes the lie, what’s the problem?

SPITE YOUR FACE was commissioned and curated by Alchemy Film and Arts, in partnership with Talbot Rice Gallery and the University of Edinburgh on behalf of Scotland + Venice. Scotland + Venice is a partnership between Creative Scotland, National Galleries Scotland and British Council Scotland.

Official Selection BFI London Film Festival 2017 – Experimenta Strand.

Spite Your Face was exhibited at the Talbot Rice Gallery Edinburgh from 24 February – 5 May 2018. More info here.