SWANDOWN

By Andrew KOTTING

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Documentary - Completed 2012

A filmmaker and a writer take a philosophical acquatic journey pedaling a swan shaped pedalo via the sea and through rivers and canals from the English coast to London.

    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • UNITED KINGDOM
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 94 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Andrew KOTTING
    • Writer(s)
    • Andrew KOTTING, Iain SINCLAIR
    • Producer(s)
    • Lisa Marie RUSSO (Fly Film), Kate OGBORN (Fly Film)
    • Synopsis
    • Swandown is a travelogue and odyssey of Olympian ambition in which Andrew Kötting (the filmmaker) and Iain Sinclair (the writer) pedal a swan-shaped pedalo from Hastings on the south coast of England via the sea, rivers and canals to London. With modest references to Herzog’s Fitzcarraldo mixed with a little Dadism, the film documents their epic journey, on which they are joined by invited guests who share in the pedaling. En-route they encounter travellers, river-dwellers, outsiders, refuseniks and ordinary passers-by whose reactions are a mixure of amusement, puzzlement and ridicule.
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