This Our Still Life (2011) - Rotten Tomatoes

This Our Still Life (2011)




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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 Robin Rimbaud.


Critic Reviews for This Our Still Life

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.

November 15, 2011 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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.

November 19, 2011 | Full Review…

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

November 19, 2011 | Rating: 3/5

I confess to finding it often opaque and slightly frustrating.

November 17, 2011 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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

November 17, 2011 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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

November 14, 2011 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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