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Over several years, while immersing himself in the landscape of the Outer Hebrides islands off the coast of Scotland, filmmaker Joshua Bonnetta (El Mar La Mar) collected stories related to second sight—the inherited capacity of some islanders to see and hear the unusual and unexplained and to understand these visions’ meaning, a gift disappearing in the modern age. Recordings of old stories and personal experiences permeate the beautifully captured terrain: tales of a beached whale and a dog’s skeleton, a town underwater and a song sung as someone passes away; the future is foretold and the past remembered. Critic Justine Smith writes in POV magazine, “Bonetta’s film captures a hazy mood akin to the feeling between waking and sleeping, where the otherworldly takes root. . . . The eerie and hypnotic quality of the filmmaking allows for an expansion of the senses.” Magically, we, the audience, begin to see and hear more, briefly becoming seers, too.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    90 minutes
  • Language
    English, Gaelic
  • Country
    Canada, United Kingdom
  • Director
    Joshua Bonnetta