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As an Eilean (1993)

The story, which is set in a small village on a remote Scottish Island, centres around the gifted Callum who is in his final year at school and preparing to go to University in Aberdeen on ... See full summary »

Director:

Mike Alexander

Writer:

Douglas Eadie
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ken Hutchison
Wilma Kennedy Wilma Kennedy
Donna Macleod Donna Macleod
Iain MacLeod Iain MacLeod
D.W. Stiubhart D.W. Stiubhart
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The story, which is set in a small village on a remote Scottish Island, centres around the gifted Callum who is in his final year at school and preparing to go to University in Aberdeen on the mainland. He receives private tuition from Charles McAllister a former Headmaster at the village school who has become bitter since the death of his wife. McAllister coaches Callum in French and Poetry. When he is not coaching Callum he is compiling a photo biography of the characters in the village. The wedding of the young village nurse is to form the centre piece of his biography. The story traces the life of characters in the village as recorded by McAllister, but seen through the eyes of Callum. It is the story of the life, loves and motivators in the life of young man in the process of breaking free from the place where he grew up. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Drama | Comedy

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Country:

UK

Language:

Scottish Gaelic | English

Also Known As:

From the Island See more »

Filming Locations:

Aultbea, Highland, Scotland, UK

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Sound Mix:

Dolby
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Quiet and Beautiful
9 March 2019 | by pansofi-99200See all my reviews

This film won't be for everyone, it is very slow and exactly what you might expect the going-ons in a remote Scottish village to be. Nevertheless, there is something unique and incredibly thoughtful in this film, and the dynamics between characters are demonstrated elegantly in practically every shot, which is what held my attention above the plot lines themselves. Within the plot, there are several character threads which provide an interesting premise. Overall, I have been moved by this quiet film that I stumbled upon by chance, and believe it deserves more praise than the meagre recognition it seems to have received - at least online. The acting is solid, and this was the first Gaelic film I have watched, though I don't think it will be the last.


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