By Our Selves

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Movie Info

People retrace John Clare's journey on foot from Epping Forest up into Northamptonshire.

Cast & Crew

Toby Jones
John Clare
Alan Moore
Simon Kövesi
Edward Fletcher
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Jem Finer
Original Music
Nick Gordon Smith
Cinematographer
Cliff West
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Critic Reviews for By Our Selves

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  • Like drinking some magic potion and experiencing the mind-warping after effects. And without the headache, too.

    October 1, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • The road to arthouse hell is paved with noble intentions, and none more noble than those inherent in By Our Selves.

    October 1, 2015 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

    Kevin Maher

    Times (UK)
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  • Ktting's critical reading of Clare emphasises his transgressive quality but the film allows us to suspect that Clare was quite as sophisticated and self-aware as anyone making this film.

    October 1, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Mysterious and melancholic.

    September 29, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

    Dave Calhoun

    Time Out
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  • Toby Jones has the thankless task of portraying the escapee, wandering about looking befuddled while a variety of voices recite poetry and letters, or mutter against a soundtrack that mixes ambient noise and electronic fluttering.

    April 6, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Ktting's gnomic mish mash of audio-visual experimentation is a deeply evocative sensory exploration that fuses the past and the present, the dramatized and the experimental and the simulated and the real...

    May 12, 2016 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

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