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Gallivant (1996)

When British filmmaker Andrew Kotting decided to tour the perimeter of Great Britain with his grandmother Gladys and his daughter Eden, he brought a film crew along. The result is this often humorous and picturesque documentary.

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Andrew Kotting
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Andrew Kotting Andrew Kotting ... Self
Eden Kotting Eden Kotting ... Self
Benji Ming Benji Ming ... Eccentric Scotsman
Gladys Morris Gladys Morris ... Self
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When British filmmaker Andrew Kotting decided to tour the perimeter of Great Britain with his grandmother Gladys and his daughter Eden, he brought a film crew along. The result is this often humorous and picturesque documentary.

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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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Interesting travelogue
23 September 1999 | by Penfold-13See all my reviews

Director Andrew Kotting, his 90 year old grandmother, and his 9 year old daughter (who has cerebral palsy or something like it) take a trip around the coast of Great Britain.

As a story, it's not dramatic: all it does is to give some vague hint of a narrative thread to what is basically a cinematic essay.

It is beautiful to look at, at times, even though it was shot on 8mm. It shows little which would be familiar to, or visited by, a tourist.

There is a constant sense of the past being lost; some footage from an earlier period is intercut, but many of the interviews with the very real people the crew meets on their travels also reminisce.

This is an engaging piece of a reflective, contemplative nature.


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UK

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19 September 1997 (UK) See more »

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1.66 : 1
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