The Herald Scotland | Barry Didcock (UK)
“genuinely eye opening” and “ a fascinating, thought-provoking and pleasingly free-wheeling film”
"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."
"its message and approach are so wonderfully combined, so vital and sensitive, that the overall effect is quite magnificent."
"A magnificent documentary about the natural origins of what we consider to be man-made and the connection between man and nature.”
"meditative, even transcendent, propelling the experience into the ecstatic."
"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."
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"
"An intriguing and uniquely constructed exploration of the world we live in. Hypnotic and visceral - highly recommended."
"intoxicatingly coherent reflection about the relationship between Human, Animal, Technology and Nature."
"Becoming Animals: Emma Davie & Peter Mettler discuss their new documentary"
"When you see people looking for animals, trying to record nature through photographs you ask if this experience makes them connect with nature or, on the contrary, isolates it as an object."
"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 a 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."