The potent connection between art and intimacy is the subject of a new film from London-based director Stephen Isaac-Wilson. A contemporary response to Barbican’s Modern Couples: Art, Intimacy and the Avant-garde exhibition, exploring the relationship between famous creative duos including Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, Dora Maar and Pablo Picasso, and Salvador Dali and Federico García Lorca, Isaac-Wilson’s film picks up on the show’s themes of liberation, transgression and collaboration.

Speaking about this lyrical ode to the creative act, Isaac-Wilson explains: “Leap explores the power and beauty of artistic queer relationships, their contribution to and influence on the world of art.”

“This film is about the wonderful people who enter your world, both fleeting and long-term, those who leave a lasting impression on you,” he continues. “It’s about the act of being vulnerable with someone, and the power and influence that has over our art— but, more importantly, over our lives.”

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