Caught by the River

Second Sight: A Film by Alison McAlpine

10th March 2012

This fantastic, award winning, film was brought to our attention by Charles Rangeley-Wilson, a none too shoddy film maker himself. It’s a film full of incredible landscape photography and real warmth of heart, featuring, as it does tales from the last Gaellic storytellers on the Isle of Skye.

these words from the filmmaker, Alison McAlpine:
This film began very alive like a dream, images of Scotland I’ve had since I was a child and my great-grandmother’s storytelling. These images were vivid, clear, transparent: the ever changing magical light of North-West Scotland, the windy isles of mountains and moorland and utterly compelling stories. My search was for the roots of the Gaelic oral tradition I come from. My goal: to create a film that unfolds like a great story. No artifice, no themes or messages, simply moving images, sounds which surprise with their directness, their tenderness, their rediscovery of the world.
I have learned so much from the characters in my film. Their extraordinary dignity and humanity radiate on screen as does their tremendous gift of storytelling.

You can find out more HERE.

Tickets for the screening can be bought HERE.