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This Filthy Earth


Andrew Kötting Andrew Kotting Andrew Koetting

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This Filthy Earth is the story of sisters Kath and Francine, whose lives are disrupted by two men – a brutal villager greedy for the girls' land and a gentle stranger who offers the possibility of escape. Amidst a landscape of rural hardship and a community consumed with superstition, events unfurl which threaten their sibling bond.

This Filthy Earth is the second feature from Andrew Kötting, whose debut film, Gallivant, won him Channel 4's Best New Director Award at the Edinburgh International Film Festival in 1996. It features an exciting line up of acting talent including Rebecca Palmer (Intimacy, Quills), Shane Attwooll (Porgy and Bess), Demelza Randall in her feature film debut, Dudley Sutton (Up at the Villa, The Devils) and French actor Xavier Tchili (La Perme). A tragic tale of rural passion and survival, This Filthy Earth is inspired by Emile Zola's novel La Terre and John Berger's Pig Earth.

  • This Filthy Earth Installation (31 mins) - This single screen presentation is a reworking of an three screen installation first presented at the LAC Gallery in Sigean, France.
  • This Filthy Earth Trailer (1 min)
  • Shadows Across Baked Earth (An investigation into the Local Heritage through Contemporary Art ) (20 mins) - Made during a year as Artist in Residence at Cat' Art,
  • Illustrated booklet with production diary, film essays and reviews.
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SKU 5035673008423
Catalogue Number BFIVD842
Subtitle A film by Andrew K_tting
Product contents <ul> <li>This Filthy Earth Installation (31 min) – This single screen presentation is a reworking of a three-screen installation first presented at the LAC Gallery in Sigean, France.</li> <li>This Filthy Earth trailer (1 min).</li> <li>Shadows Acros
Year 2001
Director Kotting, Andrew
Format DVD
Publisher(s) BFI
Countries United Kingdom
Colour Colour
Sound Sound
Subtitles Optional English hard-of-hearing
Running time 106
DVD region 2
Certificate 15
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