It all comes together in a charming and idiosyncratic way to create a rich and often funny snapshot of local identity.
| Original Score: 4/5
It's all quite wonderfully nutty in a thoroughly British way or a bit of a bore, depending on your disposition.
| Original Score: 3/5
A constantly beguiling movie with an underlying touch of bitterness, especially towards the end.
The way Kötting and Sinclair wrestle their craft, nicknamed Edith, over muddy embankments and bicker as they splosh along loamy waterways makes Swandown feel like Fitzcarraldo on a You've Been Framed budget.
It is a bit of a vanity project: but the sight of these two guys and their great big swan is surreal and funny.
It converts Kötting at a stroke from an acquired taste to a required one.
| Original Score: 5/5
Misses a few socio-political tricks, but Kötting and Sinclair make for fine shipmates.
What's most pleasing is Kötting's reluctance to foist a single agenda on us...
Not for everyone, but still well worth exploring.