Hutton knows the sea. His experiences as a former merchant seaman have informed his film making practice, known for its rigour and epic beauty. At Sea begins in South Korea with diminutive workers shipbuilding. The colossal vessel is revealed in De Chirico-worthy proportions, its magnitude surreal to the human eye. Off to sea, the splendour and intensity of the water - set against the vibrant colours of the containers - causes us to see the world anew. The film concludes in Bangladesh amidst ship breakers as enthralled by Hutton’s camera as we are by his images. (Andrea Picard)

Director
Peter Hutton
Country of production
USA
Production Year
2007
Festival Edition
IFFR 2008
Length
60'
Medium
16mm
Language
no dialogue
Producer
Peter Hutton
Sales
Peter Hutton
Cinematography
Peter Hutton
Editor
Peter Hutton
Sound Design
Peter Hutton