• Greek Title Λουιγιέ: Αυτή Είναι Η Νεκρή Φύση Μας
  • Original Title Louyre: This Our Still Life
  • Year: 2011
  • Genre: Experimental
  • Country: UK
  • Duration: 57'
  • Director / Scriptwriter: Andrew Kötting
  • Cinematography: Andrew Kötting
  • Editing: Andrew Kötting
  • Music / Score: Robin Rimbaud, aka Scanner
  • Cast: (themselves) Leila McMillan, Eden Kötting, Andrew Kötting, Joey Kötting, Nigel Hudson
  • Production: Badblöod & Sibyl
  • Color: Color / Black & White
  • Audio: Sound
  • Language: English
  • Format: Μη διαθέσιμη πληροφορία
  • Subtitles: Greek
  • Print Source: Andrew Kötting, Badblöod & Sibyl

“Louyre - This Our Still Life” is a home movie. It is a portrait of a remote tumbledown Pyrenean farmhouse where Andrew Kötting has lived on and off for almost 25 years with his lover Leila and their daughter Eden. The isolation of existence in the French Pyrenees is both contemplative and meditative but sometimes the animistic presence of the great out-of-doors can prove overwhelming and the madness sets in. The film evokes a sense of this place whilst focusing on Eden and her glorious idiosyncratic personality and explores notions of nostalgia, memory and isolation.

Andrew Kötting

Andrew Kötting, born in Elmstead Woods in 1959, is a British award-winning artist, filmmaker and Professor of Time-Based Media at the University for the Creative Arts in Canterbury. After leaving school he worked as a scrap metal dealer and then as a failed lumberjack in Scandinavia before returning to study for a BA in Fine Art at Ravensbourne College of Art & Design and thereafter graduating with an MA from The Slade in London. He has made over a hundred short films, often in collaboration with artists, writers, dancers and performers, which have been awarded prizes at international film festivals. He currently tries to live and work between Hastings on the south coast of England and Fougax-et-Barrineuf in the forests of the French Pyrenees, producing performances, installations, bookworks, Cds and vinyls, often in collaboration with his daughter Eden. 

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