LEK AND THE DOGS

By Andrew KOTTING

SALON PICTURES - as PROD

Art - Culture - Completed 2017

Visionary artist Andrew Kotting’s experimental adaptation of the extraordinary true story of Ivan Mishukov, who walked out of his Moscow apartment at the age of four and spent two years living on the city streets with a pack of wild dogs.

Festivals
& Awards

BFI London FF 2017
Experimenta
Rotterdam IFF 2018
Signatures
    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Art - Culture, Documentary
    • Countries
    • UNITED KINGDOM, FRANCE, CHILE
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Andrew KOTTING
    • Writer(s)
    • Hattie NAYLOR
    • Producer(s)
    • Nick TAUSSIG (Salon), Paul VAN CARTER (Salon)
    • Synopsis
    • Experimental artist and auteur Andrew Kotting creates a groundbreaking crossover between narrative film and contemporary art piece, based on the award-winning play by Hattie Naylor. The film is inspired by the true story of Ivan Mishukov, who walked out of his Moscow apartment at the age of four and spent two years living on the city streets where he was adopted by a pack of wild dogs. In the recession-ravaged city, Ivan’s human world was dominated by deprivation and violence; his only hope was to turn to feral dogs for company, protection and warmth. Kotting’s spellbinding and utterly original story of survival conjures the streets of Moscow in the 1990s through the eyes of a child, drawing on a range of innovative modes and techniques to produce a montage essay on the state of the world.