Kiss the Water (2013)
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Critic Reviews for Kiss the Water
Definitely not your standard doc, this is something special ... a captivating journey through a landscape of mystery and imagination.
Steel often succeeds in conjuring a contemplative trance, which is especially impressive given the arcane subject matter.
Impressionistic animation illustrates the beauty Boyd created...Megan herself comes off as some kind of fabled creature, never seen, but always admired and respected.
The lazy structure, lack of narrative drive or visual stimulus quickly reveal the reasons that Boyd's life hasn't been tackled cinematically before.
With its lyrical blend of atmospheric Highland footage and expressionist animation, this is much more than a documentary about the dying art of hand-fashioned fishing hooks.
Audience Reviews for Kiss the Water
Amazing documentary about Megan Boyd, one of the world's leading fly tiers. Boyd tied salmon flies in Brora, Scotland for over 50 years, becoming the favored fly tier of Prince Charles and several generations of salmon anglers in the U.K. and around the world. The filmmaker capture's Megan eccentricity and attention to quality and detail in her craft in a beautiful film, featuring both pleasing visuals of Scottish rivers as well as creative animation, all combined with Boyd's compelling life story. A pleasure to watch, both for fly fishermen and non-fishermen alike. Eric Steel captures the beauty of the sport and of the craft of salmon fly tying with numerous interviews with those who knew Megan well. Very well researched and realized--a gem.
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