- 30 марта, 11:00
In a time of crisis, the idiosyncratic director offers a different idea of ‘national character’ in new film The Whalebone Box
With cinemas shuttered and blockbusters blocked, this is an opportunity to explore film-makers you might usually overlook. This week, I nominate Andrew Kötting. You wouldn’t confuse his experimental, low-budget, idiosyncratic films with a Marvel movie but, in his own way, Kötting is a national treasure.
In times of crisis, Britons tend to invoke a familiar, very limited idea of “national character”, invariably informed by the second world war, empire and royalty. But in his wanderings across the landscape, Kötting finds a very different vision of Britishness: eccentric, romantic, anarchic, inclusive, mysterious, yet down-to-earth and unpretentious.Continue reading...