Hoof, Tooth & Claw

Year2011 Duration17 min. DirectorAdam Gutch, Chu-Li Shewring

Co-director, fotografía / Co-Director, Cinematography: Adam Gutch
Co-director, sonido y montaje / Co-Director, Sound and Editing: Chu-Li Shewring


  • 2012 Images Festival (Toronto, Canada), Jury Prize
  • 2012 BFI London Film Festival
  • Cork Film Festival
  • 2013 London Short Film Festival

Spanish premiere

A portrait of the last days of Welsh farming woman, Betty French. After a sudden visit from the ministry, Betty is forced to give up her farm, her animals, and the life she’s always led. This film focuses on the interactions, both comic and tragic between Betty, her animals, and the environment they share. It seeks to ask questions about these fragile symbiotic relationships and the difficulties that arise when they begin to break down.

Adam Gutch, Chu-Li Shewring

Chu-Li ShewringAdam GutchAdam Gutch and Chu-Li Shewring have been collaborating since 2007. Often taking inspiration from uncanny aspects of the natural world, and the creatures and people who inhabit these environments, they like to combine both non-fictional and fictional approaches in their filmmaking.


  • Hoof, Tooth & Claw (2011)
  • Semangat / Spirit (2010)

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Promoted by
Gobierno de Navarra
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With the aid of
Con la financiación del Gobierno de España. Instituto de la Cinematografía y las Artes Audiovisuales Acción Cultural Española Plan de Recuperación, Transformación y Resiliencia Financiado por la Unión Europea. NexGenerationEU

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