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Lek and the Dogs

Andrew Kötting returns with an emotionally affecting and politically resonant multi-genre adaptation of Hattie Naylor’s play.

Credits

Dir Andrew Kötting
Prod Nick Taussig, Paul Van Carter
With Xavier Tchili
UK
2017
90min
Prod Co Salon Pictures

Combining science fiction, fairytale and archive, this story of a lost boy carries reminiscences of Tarkovsky. Based on the play by Hattie Naylor, Lek leaves his parents for a life with dogs. An enfant sauvage, he grows into society with emotional connections and values at odds with the world, leading to conflict and confusion. Kötting’s account of this ultimate outsider uses an extended range of visual styles derived from avant garde and genre cinema, creating a visual meditation on what it means to be an alien.

Helen de Witt

Festival guests

These members of the filmmaking team are expected to attend the festival:

  • Andrew Kötting, Director; Catherine Tchili, Cast; Louise Tchili, Cast; Xavier Tchili, Cast

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Short film

22:22

Dir Charlotte Ginsborg. UK 2017. 30min

A performance of static apnea (holding one’s breath under water) to access heightened psychological states, revealing contradictions between withdrawing from life and actively performing within it.

Additional information

The screening on Sat 14 Oct has an audio-description soundtrack for customers who are blind or partially sighted. Headphones are available on request.

Total running time 120min

Festival guests

These members of the filmmaking team are expected to attend the festival:

  • Charlotte Ginsborg, Director

See the full list of visiting festival guests. Please note that we can't guarantee guest attendance at any particular screening.


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