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Seven Samurai

'A Cottage in the Country'

Seven Samurai

A short (10 min) film made in collaboration with David Tate and shown at SuperDeluxe in Tokyo (Japan)

‘A Cottage in the Country’ appropriates a 1992 promotional slide show about Lilliput Lane made by David Tate, and originally used to promote the company all over the world. Here we use extracts from the original slide show (put back together with loving care over 3 days!) and mix this with a narration by David. As the founder of the company he reflects on the Lilliput’s huge success, his take on vernacular architecture and the desire to romanticise rural culture.