Andrew Kötting

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.

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The Whalebone BoxThe Whalebone Box

Animation & Artists Moving Image201983 minsDirector: Andrew Kötting

On their latest jaunt, Iain Sinclair and Andrew Kötting set out to return a whalebone box to its place of origin in the Outer Hebrides.

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Documentary2012107 minsDirector: Andrew Kötting

Filmmaker Andrew Kötting and writer Iain Sinclair embark on a quest from Hastings to East London by pedalo.

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Lek and the DogsLek 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.

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This Filthy EarthThis 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

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Edith WalksEdith Walks

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.