Edith Walks

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EDITH WALKS is a 60 minute 66 second feature film inspired by a walk from Waltham Abbey in Essex via Battle Abbey to St Leonards-on-Sea in East Sussex. The film documents a pilgrimage in memory of Edith Swan Neck. Bits of King Harold's body were brought to Waltham for burial near the High Altar after the Battle of Hastings in 1066 and his hand fast wife Edith Swan Neck is seen cradling him in a remarkable sculpture at Grosvenor Gardens on the sea front in St Leonards. The film re-connects the lovers after 950 years of separation. The 108 mile journey, as the crow flies, allows the audience to reflect upon all things Edith. A conversation in Northampton between Alan Moore, Iain Sinclair and Edith Swan Neck is also a key element to the unfolding 'story'. With images shot using digital super 8 iphones and sound recorded using a specially constructed music box with a boom microphone, the film unfolds chronologically but in a completely unpredictable way. The numerous encounters and impromptu performances en route are proof, as if needed, that the angels of happenstance were looking down on us, with EDITH as their hallucination.


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All Critics (7) | Top Critics (2)

  • A cornucopia of ramshackle delights. 66 minutes of mind-expanding bliss.

    Jun 23, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Another eccentric, strange yet weirdly engaging journey along the leyline of Englishness from experimental film-maker Andrew Kötting, flying under the radar of conventional history and conventional production values.

    Jun 22, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • The route is as the crow flies, but it's embellished with glorious curlicues of eccentricity.

    Jun 25, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • This whole project is in large part a lark; and it's Kötting's mixing of fairly serious intellectual conjecture with guesswork, whimsy, jokes and gossip that gives it its approachability and life.

    Jun 23, 2017 | Full Review…
  • A journey enriched by visions, thoughts, music, art-and-philosophy digressions, and other perks of the Kötting package tour.

    Jun 22, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Shows just how much can be achieved with very little material and even less money.

    Jun 20, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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