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FILM DETAILS
Certificate
12A
Cast
Andrew Kötting
Iain Sinclair .
Directors
Andrew Kötting.
Screenwriters
Running Time
98 minutes

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Plot
Director Andrew Kötting and writer Iain Sinclair travel from Hastings to Hackney in uniquely British protest against the Olympics. The uniqueness? They're travelling by swan.


Review
Swandown
The ultimate audience-dividing film, this ‘Dada performance’ is a typically offbeat Andrew Kötting venture that sees him travel with Iain Sinclair by swan-shaped pedalo from Hastings to Hackney in an anti-Olympic protest that also celebrates English eccentricity.


Verdict
From the kind of four-in-the-morning idea that could have been concocted by a bunch of addled students comes a quirky Jerome K. Jerome-ish insight into this strange land. Not for everyone, but still well worth exploring.


Reviewed by David Parkinson

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