• Jarred Alterman /
  • Portugal /
  • 2011 /
  • 54 mins

Documentary / English

A dreamlike documentary about an unusual family of artists who live in an old monastery with their robo-beast creations.

Transport yourself into a surreal and vibrant storybook landscape inhabited by a Dutch family of visionary artists. Meet the Zwanikkens; Geraldine, mother and former prima ballerina, her son Louis, who loves nature and his animals, and brother Christiaan, a kinetic artist who puts life into fantastic sculptures by merging animal bones and carcasses with moving scrap machinery.

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  • 22 June, 20:00 at George Square Theatre

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  • #1 Kevin Matthews / Monday 20 June, 2011 / 01:26 GMT

    Art fans should love this a lot more than I did -

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