Posted by on Jul 11, 2019 in Events

The new film Becoming Animal — a cinematic tone poem based on the work of David Abram — has only now been made available for screenings at your local cinema!  

To arrange a screening, please go to this link:

Until now the film, by award-winning directors Peter Mettler and Emma Davie, has been shown only at film festivals in Europe and around the world.

What the Reviewers are Saying:

Sight and Sound | October 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.”

The Herald Scotland | Barry Didcock (UK): “Genuinely eye-opening” and “ a fascinating, thought-provoking and pleasingly free-wheeling film”

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.”

David Farrier | University of Edinburgh (Scotland): “In light of all this planetary turmoil, David Abram’s question—how do we become more attentive to what is transpiring in the body’s world—arrives with particular urgency. Emma Davie and Peter Mettler’s beautiful, elliptical film presents us with a series of counter-intuitive responses: stillness and wonder in the face of acceleration and despair; sensuality in the face of emergency; quest in place of conquest.”