Edith Walks (2017)

2017, | UK | Andrew Kötting | ★★★★

Andrew Kötting's eccentrically English Edith Walks is an experimental Edith Swanneck-inspired documentary about 1066 and all that, notable for its freewheeling spirit, gorgeous sound design, and surfeit of philosophical musings.


"Edith Walks is a 60 minute 66 second feature film inspired by a walk from Waltham Abbey in Essex via Battle Abbey to St Leonards-on-Sea in East Sussex. The film documents a pilgrimage in memory of Edith Swan Neck. Bits of King Harold's body were brought to Waltham for burial near the High Altar after the Battle of Hastings in 1066 and his hand fast wife Edith Swan Neck is seen cradling him in a remarkable sculpture at Grosvenor Gardens on the sea front in St Leonards. The film re-connects the lovers after 950 years of separation." andrewkotting.com