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The Whalebone Box

Directed by Andrew Kötting
United Kingdom, 2019
Documentary, Avant-Garde

Synopsis

Some time ago, a whalebone box that was found washed up on a remote beach was given to writer Iain Sinclair. Once touched the box can change lives. In 2018 filmmaker Andrew Kötting, photographer Anonymous Bosch and Sinclair take the box on a reverse pilgrimage from London back to the Isle of Harris.

Our take

British artists Andrew and Eden Kötting and author Iain Sinclair venture into the depths of mythmaking to return a singular, mysterious artifact. Haunting soundscapes and a textured mix of analog and digital footage turn The Whalebone Box into a playful, highly surreal psychogeographic road movie.

The Whalebone Box Directed by Andrew Kötting

Critics reviews

The Whalebone Box feels as if it is infused with the energy of his entire filmography.
April 03, 2020
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Intriguing, sometimes baffling, a bit preposterous, but pregnant with ideas.
April 01, 2020
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The mystery gives rise to an expedition suffused with evocative reveries, drenched in strange fairytales, folklore, dark humour and sonic interludes.
July 11, 2019
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