Lek and the Dogs
Acclaimed arthouse director Andrew Kötting'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 Kötting 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, Kötting produces a montage essay on the state of the world.
Official Selection BFI London Film Festival 2017 - Experimenta Strand - World premiere
- Type of film
- Running Time
- 90 mins
- Andrew Kötting
- Nick Taussig, Paul Van Carter
- Andrew Kotting
- Hattie Naylor (play)
- Principal Cast
- Xavier Tchili
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Last updated 2nd October 2017