This Our Still Life (2011)

This Our Still Life



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A new film by Kötting is cause for celebration, and his deliciously eccentric latest is a lovely portrait of the artist's daughter as a young woman in their tumbledown Pyrenean farmhouse. Last seen in Gallivant (1996) as a plucky kid touring the coastline of Britain with her Big Granny, Eden, now 23, is here shown painting still lifes and singing along to the radio as the seasons ebb and flow around her. Reminiscent of Stan Brakhage's Dog Star Man, this lo-fi marvel features music by Scanner's … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Special Interest
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All Critics (6) | Top Critics (1)

'This Our Still Life' is Kötting's attempt to make sense of their life and the footage he has shot in this bolthole on various cameras and formats over the years.

Full Review… | November 15, 2011
Time Out
Top Critic

It's a highly personal, often obscure picture, structured around the four seasons, with poignant images, speeches on the soundtrack and a superimposed, somewhat portentous text in caps.

Full Review… | November 19, 2011
Observer [UK]

Kotting gently shows us a certain time and place with eloquent affection.

Full Review… | November 19, 2011
This is London

I confess to finding it often opaque and slightly frustrating.

Full Review… | November 17, 2011

Intriguing, innovative and undoubtedly one of the director's very finest creations. This is a film to cherish.

Full Review… | November 17, 2011
Little White Lies

Infectious and uplifting, it's an hour very well spent.

Full Review… | November 14, 2011
Empire Magazine

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