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Ivan and the Dogs (aka Lek the Dogs)

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Synopsis

Acclaimed arthouse director Andrew Kotting's adaptation of Hattie Naylor's play 'Ivan and the Dogs' relocates the story to the desert of Northern Chile.
The human world is dominated by deprivation and violence. When social breakdown from extremes of impoverishment, cruelty and selfishness starts to set in, a homeless child's only hope is to turn to feral dogs for company, protection and warmth.
Using archive film from Russia and the UK alongside contemporary vocals and sound design, experimental artist and auteur Andrew Kotting explores Hattie Naylor's dramatisation of the extraordinary true story of Ivan Mishukov, who walked out of his Moscow apartment at the age of four, was adopted by a pack of wild dogs and spent two years living on the recession-ravaged city streets. Using Naylor's play as a starting point, Kotting produces a montage essay on the state of the world.

Details

Year
2017
Type of film
Features
Running Time
90 mins
Director
Andrew Kotting
Producer
Nick Taussig, Paul Van Carter
Editor
Andrew Kotting
Screenwriter
Hattie Naylor (play)
Principal Cast
Xavier Tchili

Production Company

Salon Workshop Ltd
2nd Floor
47 Dean Street
London
W1D 5BE
+44 (0)773 856 0860
info@salonpictures.co.uk
http://www.salonpictures.co.uk