Ivul
Ivul (2009)

Fifteen-year-old Alex is spending the summer with his family in a farmhouse situated in the middle of a forest. Alex spends his days with his beloved 18-year-old sister Freya in a world of play and dreams. When Alex and Freya are caught by… More

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Critic Score: 67% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dave Calhoun
Time Out

It may lack some of the earthy kick of his previous two films, but Ivul still shows Kötting as an outsider force to be reckoned with.

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Ian Freer
Empire Magazine

Although Andrew Kötting's film has the potential for something great it seems that over -thinking and too much focus on style has taken away from the content and unfortunately will not be everybody's cup of tea.

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Peter Bradshaw
Guardian

The movie will baffle and disconcert some. Others will find it a paradoxically realist visual poem about families and hurt feelings.

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Sloan Freer
Radio Times

While the movie's themes are full of potential, their dull and superficial execution makes it difficult to stay focused.

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Sukhdev Sandhu
Daily Telegraph

It's a film about improvisation: the higgledy-piggledy, bruised-and-abraded, hopeful-but-haunted ways we come up with to stumble through life and around our loved ones.

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Matthew Turner
ViewLondon

Unusual and unsettling, this is a frequently intriguing film with strong performances and distinctive direction, though the frustrating lack of focus in the story means that it lacks emotional impact.

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