Video: Brilliant film reveals "the downsides to living at home when you're 21"

Posted by Liv Siddall,

The word “gold” springs to mind when watching this little gem from filmmaker Duncan Cowles. As he works in his bedroom, age 21, with a cup of tea, probably early afternoon, his Mother repeatedly disturbs him with a perpetual one-way discussion about a lamp. She has no idea she’s being filmed, and actually at the time, neither did Duncan.

Aside from being utterly hilarious, perhaps because of its simple and pure nature, it’s also a rather touching portrayal of a banal, Mother and child moment that most of us have probably been through at some stage or another. “It’s very much a snapshot of what the relationship between my Mother and I is like.” Duncan says. “It certainly at least shows some of the downsides to living at home when you’re 21.”

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    Duncan Cowles: The Lady With The Lamp

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Posted by Liv Siddall

Liv joined It’s Nice That as an intern in 2011 and is now one of our editors. She oversees itsnicethat.com and has a particular interest in illustration, photography and music videos. She is also a regular guest and sometime host on our Studio Audience podcast.