This Our Still Life

Director: Andrew Kotting
Score: Scanner

Premiered at the 2011 Venice Film Festival, the latest from Andrew Kötting (Gallivant, 1996; Ivul, 2009) is a deliciously eccentric portrait of the remote tumbledown Pyrenean farmhouse where the filmmaker, his wife Leila and daughter Eden have lived on and off for more than 20 years. Last seen in Gallivant as a plucky kid touring the coastline of Britain, Eden, who was born with a rare neurological disease, is now a young woman aged 22. Here we see her painting still lifes and singing along to the radio as the seasons ebb and flow around her.