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Gallivant (1996)

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The soundtrack of Gallivant includes audio samples from Roman Polanski's Cul-De-Sac (1966) and the Public Information Film Never Go with Strangers (1971). Dialogue from the Polanski film is layered over images of Gallivant's director Andrew Kotting mimicking Donald Pleasance in Cul-De-Sac's locations at Holy Island in Northumberland. See more »

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One of the most moving films I've seen
11 February 2012 | by See all my reviews

The previous reviewers have said most of what I feel about this film, but I'd like to emphasise the touching nature of the relationship between Eden, disabled by Joubert's syndrome, and her "big gran", 85 year-old Gladys, and their relationship with the changing landscape of a vanishing Britain. Like Powell & Pressburger with "A Canterbury Tale" Andrew Kotting presents us with a mystical vision of pilgrims searching for "blessings". Perhaps the lollipop lady motif, Eden dressed as the Virgin Mary or Kotting in a monk's garb are not entirely whimsical? Suggestion: the BFI should have a Kotting season, and include his recent film with a grown-up 23 year-old Eden, "Louyre: This our Still Life".


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