Strange odysseys, straw bears and swan-shaped pedalos suffuse these singular works from Britain’s cinema’s most celebrated surrealist.
Andrew Kötting has long established himself as one of British cinema’s most playful and idiosyncratic artists. His cinema is one of restless irreverence, usually conjured from journeys through Britain’s highways, byways, histories and literature, often melding fact and fiction along the way. Delve into this selection of his best works and be prepared for a wild ride.
Lek and the Dogs
Animation & Artists Moving Image201792 minsDirector: Andrew Kötting
Andrew Kötting returns with an emotionally affecting and politically resonant multi-genre adaptation of Hattie Naylor’s play.
Documentary201761 minsDirector: Andrew Kötting
Andrew Kötting undertakes a pilgrimage in honour of Edith Swan Neck, first wife of King Harold, in this eccentric odyssey in search of English identity.
This Filthy Earth
Drama2001106 minsDirector: Andrew Kötting
Andrew Kötting's tragic tale of passion and survival, following the existence of two sisters amidst a landscape of rural hardship and a community consumed with superstition
A Portrait of Eden
Documentary201122 minsDirector: Gideon Koppel
A week in the life of 22-year-old Eden Kötting, who has Joubert's Syndrome. A moving, tender film by Gideon Koppel (Sleep Furiously).
Forgotten the Queen
Animation & Artists Moving Image201711 minsDirector: Andrew Kötting
This short animation intended to accompany Andrew Kötting’s feature-length Edith Walks explores the same themes around the life of Medieval queen Edith Swan Neck.