Becoming Animal- press highlights

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Summary of press highlights although there is a lot more in different countries where it has been shown

 

The Herald Scotland | Barry Didcock (UK)

“genuinely eye opening” and “ a fascinating, thought-provoking and pleasingly free-wheeling film”

 

Sight and Sound | July 2018 | Josh Salter-Williams (UK)

"Something actually new and full of life came in the form of freewheeling audiovisual essay Becoming Animal...A big-screen viewing recommended"

 

Sight and Sound | October 2018 | Ben Nicolson

"Davie & Mettler resist the pull of the issue doc...instead they remain committed to formulating an experiential ecology in the language of cinema that hypnotically transports us into the vital presence of the world."

 

Cinevue | Tom Duggins 

"its message and approach are so wonderfully combined, so vital and sensitive, that the overall effect is quite magnificent."

 

Modern Times Review | Ellen Lande

"A magnificent documentary about the natural origins of what we consider to be man-made and the connection between man and nature.”

 

POV (Point of View) Magazine | Jill Glessing (Canada)

"meditative, even transcendent, propelling the experience into the ecstatic."

 

The Upcoming | Ezelle Alblas 

"a nature documentary that transcends its geographical location and challenges us to question and contemplate our own existence alongside the wildlife and nature surrounding us."

 

Film Explorer | Dominic Schmid (Switzerland)

"In the moment where a human being contemplates Becoming Animal on the screen, the possibilities become infinite, like in a hall of mirrors"

 

HeyUGuys | Steven Neish (UK)  

"An intriguing and uniquely constructed exploration of the world we live in. Hypnotic and visceral - highly recommended."

 

Saiten | Marcel Elsener (Switzerland)

"intoxicatingly coherent reflection about the relationship between Human, Animal, Technology and Nature."

 

Storysmith | Phil Jandaly (Denmark)

"Becoming Animals: Emma Davie & Peter Mettler discuss their new documentary"

 

EFE Verde | Environmental Dissemination (Spain)

"When you see people looking for animals, trying to record nature through photographs you ask if this experience makes them connect with nature or, on the contrary, isolates it as an object."

 

Dominic Schmid, Filmexplorer

Eine filmische Erfahrung, die gleichzeitig intellektuell und sensuell ist.

 

Dörthe Gromes, Player

So ist BECOMING ANIMAL nicht nur eine intensive visuelle und intellektuelle Anregung, sondern vor allem ein leidenschaftliches Plädoyer für die bewußte Wahrnehmung unserer Welt, in der nicht allein menschliche Maßstäbe gelten sollten.

 

Guido Kalberer, Tages-Anzeiger

Becoming Animal“ macht uns … bewußt, wie fern und fremd uns die Natur geworden ist – trotz oder gerade wegen der romantischen Überhöhung und Idealisierung.

 

Thomas Bodmer, Züritipp

Becoming Animal“ ist bewußtseinserweiternd: Wir nehmen darin nicht nur die gezeigte Natur anders wahr, sondern auch uns selbst.

 

Brigitte Häring, srf.ch

Becoming Animal“ ist ein Gesamtkunstwerk: ein Essayfilm, eine Bild- und Toncollage, ein Philosophieseminar, ein humoristischer Film über das Filmemachen. Alles zusammen.

 

Silvia Hallensleben, epd film

Das „Nature Writing“ … hat im angelsächsischen Raum eine lange literarische Tradition. Davies und Mettlers filmische Interpretation paßt treffsicher in eine Zeit, in der die Menschheit ihr Verhältnis zu den anderen Spezies notwendigerweise neu justieren muß.

 

Esther Buss, film-dienst

(David Abrams) Kommentar über die Vermittlung zwischen der Wahrnehmung von Menschen und Tieren reibt sich mit beeindruckenden Naturaufnahmen und geht … faszinierende Verbindungen mit ihnen ein.

 

film-rezensionen.de

Im Laufe des Films entwickeln die brillanten Aufnahmen einen immer stärker werdenden Sog.

 

Philipp Stadelmaier, Süddeutsche Zeitung

Ein wohltuender, sensibilisierender, inspirierender Film.
 

 

Period12 Mar 2018 → 5 Mar 2019

Media coverage

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Media coverage

  • TitleModern Times review
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletModern Times
    Media typePrint
    CountryNorway
    Date5/03/19
    DescriptionReview of Becoming Animal
    PersonsEmma Davie
  • TitleThe Upcoming review Becoming Animal
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date22/11/18
    PersonsEmma Davie
  • TitleCinevue | Tom Duggins
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletCinevue
    Media typeWeb
    CountryCanada
    Date17/11/18
    DescriptionReview of Becoming Animal
    PersonsEmma Davie
  • TitleSight and Sound- 2nd review Ben Nicolson
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletSight and Sound
    Media typePrint
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date9/10/18
    Description"Davie & Mettler resist the pull of the issue doc...instead they remain committed to formulating an experiential ecology in the language of cinema that hypnotically transports us into the vital presence of the world."
    Producer/AuthorBen Nicolson
    PersonsEmma Davie
  • TitleSaiten review Becoming Animal
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletSaiten | Marcel Elsener (Switzerland)
    Media typePrint
    CountrySwitzerland
    Date4/09/18
    DescriptionReview of Becoming Animal film from Swiss newspaper
    PersonsEmma Davie
  • TitleSight and Sound | July 2018 | Josh Salter-Williams (UK)
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletSigh and Sound
    Media typePrint
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date10/07/18
    Descriptionreview of Becoming Animal
    Producer/AuthorJosh Salter-Williams
    PersonsEmma Davie
  • TitleFilm Explorer review of Becoming Animal
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletFilm Explorer
    Media typeWeb
    CountrySwitzerland
    Date8/06/18
    DescriptionFilm Explorer | Dominic Schmid (Switzerland) review of Becoming Animal
    Producer/AuthorDominic Schmid
    PersonsEmma Davie
  • TitlePress highlights for Becoming Animal
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletVarious reviews
    Media typePrint
    CountrySwitzerland
    Date12/03/18
    DescriptionThe film has gathered a lot of press attention internationally. What follows is a link to some highlights.
    Producer/AuthorEmma Davie
  • TitleBecoming Animal- media
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date12/03/18
    Descriptionvarious reviews are highlighted below.There are many from the different countries it has shown- this is just a highlight.
    The Herald Scotland | Barry Didcock (UK)“genuinely eye opening” and “ a fascinating, thought-provoking and pleasingly free-wheeling film”
     Sight and Sound | July 2018 | Josh Salter-Williams (UK)"Something actually new and full of life came in the form of freewheeling audiovisual essay Becoming Animal...A big-screen viewing recommended" Sight and Sound | October 2018 |
     Ben Nicolson"Davie & Mettler resist the pull of the issue doc...instead they remain committed to formulating an experiential ecology in the language of cinema that hypnotically transports us into the vital presence of the world." 
    Cinevue | Tom Duggins "its message and approach are so wonderfully combined, so vital and sensitive, that the overall effect is quite magnificent." 
    Modern Times Review | Ellen Lande"A magnificent documentary about the natural origins of what we consider to be man-made and the connection between man and nature.”
     POV (Point of View) Magazine | Jill Glessing (Canada)"meditative, even transcendent, propelling the experience into the ecstatic." 
    The Upcoming | Ezelle Alblas "a nature documentary that transcends its geographical location and challenges us to question and contemplate our own existence alongside the wildlife and nature surrounding us." 
    Film Explorer | Dominic Schmid (Switzerland)"In the moment where a human being contemplates Becoming Animal on the screen, the possibilities become infinite, like in a hall of mirrors" 
    HeyUGuys | Steven Neish (UK) "An intriguing and uniquely constructed exploration of the world we live in. Hypnotic and visceral - highly recommended." 
    Saiten | Marcel Elsener (Switzerland)"intoxicatingly coherent reflection about the relationship between Human, Animal, Technology and Nature." 
    Storysmith | Phil Jandaly (Denmark)"Becoming Animals: Emma Davie & Peter Mettler discuss their new documentary" 
    EFE Verde | Environmental Dissemination (Spain)"When you see people looking for animals, trying to record nature through photographs you ask if this experience makes them connect with nature or, on the contrary, isolates it as an object."
    PersonsEmma Davie

Media contributions

1

Media contributions

  • TitleAesthetica: interview re. Becoming Animal
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date16/11/18
    PersonsEmma Davie