When we were programming this film we had real trouble trying to figure out if it’s a feature film or feature documentary or in fact a gallery installation...so we’ve settled on experimental documentary.
...and what a lovely experimental documentary it is.
It’s difficult at first to get a handle on what you’re seeing. A very bumpy and noisy journey filmed from a passenger’s perspective in a Land Rover charging along a country track.
The sound is thundering. Suddenly the picture starts to disintegrate into pixels to become an unrecognisable blur. Just when we’re about to knock on the projectionist’s door to complain about the picture quality we realise this is just the first of many audio visual surprises.
Ettrick takes digital technology and literally creates a new kind of fabric with a new kind of cinematic texture as Perconte explores the beautiful Scottish landscape with a particular focus on a textile mill in the countryside. In what’s been described as a “visually captivating” style the countryside becomes the fabric.
It’s absolutely fascinating to watch.
Screens with: The River