London Greek Film Festival - Films 2014

Coat. The Turning and Returning of the Tide. Directed by Hilary Kneale. UK, 2014. 15. World Premiere.


Film Category: Video Art

Original Title: Coat. The Turning and Returning of the Tide

English Title: Coat. The Turning and Returning of the Tide

Greek Title: Παλτό,  'το γύρισμα και ξαναγύρισμα της παλίρροιας'

Duration:  15 mins

Country of origin: UK

Director: Helen Poynor

Film Maker: Vicky Vergu

Artist/Performer: Hilary Kneale

Producer: Hilary Kneale

Production Company / Companies: Independent Production

Brief synopsis in English:
Coat is an evolving work. It is a story that began to emerge in 2012 from the shape of a coat with a long, long tail. It is a story with and ancient echo, a story of a magical garment, that when worn out in the landscape collects into the warp and weft of its fabric the forgotten stories of the land and its creatures.
During the short film, the essence of the Coat emerges as the wearer inhabits the littoral zone and mingles with the stories of the land and its inhabitants. Phrases of the written story are whispered over the images and environmental sounds add depth to what is seen. The land is of high flint filled chalk cliffs and deep caves, it is a magnificent setting for the work. The liminal zone of seaweed and pools of water hold many stories that are absorbed into the coat.

Release Date: June 29th 2014

Original Format: MOV

A collaborative film by Hilary Kneale (artist), Helen Poynor (director) and Vicky Vergou (filmaker)   
Original material conceived and created by Hilary Kneale. All text written and voiced by Hilary Kneale
Martha Locke, Production Assistant
Margaret Varney, Seamstress
Walk of Life Mentorship Programme
Adrian Pawley, Technical Specialist Video 

Original Language(s): English

English Subtitles:  -



















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