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Andrew Kötting

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Andrew Kötting is an award winning filmmaker, artist and Professor of Time Based Media at The University for the Creative Arts in Canterbury. After leaving school he worked as a scrap metal dealer and then as a lumberjack in Scandinavia before returning to college to study Fine Art. He graduated from The Slade in London with an MA. He made numerous short films, which were awarded prizes at international film festivals before making his idiosyncratic first feature-film Gallivant (1996); a four-month journey around the coast of Britain, in which he was accompanied by his octogenarian grandmother Gladys and his daughter Eden. Subsequent feature films include This Filthy Earth in 2001, Ivul in 2009, This is our Still Life in 2011 and Swandown in 2012. His films are in the collections of Arts Council Great Britain and Centre Pompidou, France. He currently lives and works between Fougax-et-Barrineuf in the French Pyrenees and St Leonards-on-Sea on the south coast of England.

Early Works (1980)
Forgive Me (1983)
Klipperty Klopp (1984)
Anvil Head the Hun (1986)
Self Heal (1987)
Erik and Ingrid (1988)
Jäckofalltrades masterofnône inalandofman eâtingtrees (1988) Performance
Hub Bub in the Baöbabs (1989)
Acumen (1990)
Hoi Polloi (1990)
H.B. 1829 (His Badblood) (1991)
Fleshfilm (1992)
Diddyköy (1992) A film by Nick Gordon Smith and Andrew Kötting
Smart Alek (1993)
Festival of Brent (1993)
Gallivant the Pilot (1994)
Là Bas (down there) (1994)
Jaunt (1995)
Gallivant (1996)
Donkeyhead (1998) A film by Andrew Lindsay and Andrew Kötting
Me (1999)
Kingdom Protista (2000)
Invalids (2001)
This Filthy Earth (2001)
Mapping Perception (2002)
Nucleus Ambiguous (2002)
Too G. (2002)
The Wake of a Deadad (2006)
Ivul (2009)
Edgelands:Tagadada (2010)
Louyre: This Our Still Life (2011)
Swandown (2012)
Underland Beyond the mounting fear (2013)
Buoyed by the irrelevance of their own self-importance (2014)
The Woman of Kent (2014)
The Sun Came Dripping A Bucket Full Of Gold (2014)
This Illuminated World is Full of Stupid Men (2014)
By Our Selves (2015)


By Our Selves

By Our Selves (Orig.) / 2015 / United Kingdom / 80 min

By Our Selves documents a four-day walk made by the English Poet John Clare. Toby Jones, Iain Sinclair and a Straw Bear follow in his footsteps exactly 150 years after his death. En route they bump into Macgillivray, Dr Simon Kovesi and the wizard Alan Moore. The journey is narrated by Toby’s father Freddie, a maverick actor who featured in numerous David Lynch films.





“My work has two strands: the first one deals with direct political images of violence, aggression and protest, mostly in Israeli-Palestinian context. It’s critique of news media, researching the complex, both realistic and surrealistic aspects of these images. The second strand of videos is more abstract and universal, dealing with cognitive, environmental and existential issues,” says the director about his works.

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Charter 77

Charter 77

We commemorate the 40th anniversary of the founding of Charter 77 by presenting documentary profiles of the signatories to this important initiative of anti-communist resistance. Learn more about the context of this historical event by means of an authentic film experience.

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Merry and Cinematic Christmas from DAFilms!

Merry and Cinematic Christmas from DAFilms!

A bonus subscription to DAFilms.com is a present you will never get tired of thanks to its diversity. You can get it for your close ones or just for yourself.

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