The National Gallery is collaborating with the London Film School on 'Transcriptions: LFS Shorts', an innovative new project which involves second term students producing short 3-4 minute films inspired by the Gallery’s collection as part of their course.

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From the Film Maker

I was always interested in the parent-child relationship, of all kinds. The simplicity of this painting drew my attention immediately to this goat-kid interaction. I perceived the painting as a subtle choreography, the goat looking away from his kid, unaware of what may have happened behind him. At the same time the kid seems to wait discreetly for some attention, some direction. This occurs in a silent, lonely context. The high contrast that exists between the animals’ psychology in the painting is what drove me to write this script, based on the juxtaposition between what the Girl experiences in her everyday life and what she actually describes in her letter addressed to her mother. It is time for both, the Girl and the young goat, to sail away and become adults, whatever this means.

Zaklin Lentzou

A piece inspired by Adriaen van de Velde, A Goat and a Kid, 1655-72

Me and How I Got Here
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The Beginning Is Nigh
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And the Kid
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Zaklin Lentzou
The Traveller
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Welf Lindner
The Shadow
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Selves Portrait
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Daniel Chaytor
Alexandra McGuiness
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Not in July
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A Portrait of you
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Pierre-Alain Giraud
A Ruthless Canvas
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