is a movie starring
Andrew Rothney, Scarlett Mack, and Norman Maclean.
Young ballad singer, Ruadhan, despairs as the fabric of his Scottish hometown erodes. There are no fish in the sea, no jobs and a steady exodus to the city. Life as he loves it is slipping ...
See full summary »
Young ballad singer, Ruadhan, despairs as the fabric of his Scottish hometown erodes. There are no fish in the sea, no jobs and a steady exodus to the city. Life as he loves it is slipping away and Ruadhan's idol, town bard Alec, has little stomach to fight the change. Long time best pal, Calum, and returning childhood friend, Amy, spark Ruadhan's struggle to keep the past alive. When Alec takes off to a retirement home in mysterious circumstances, Ruadhan must act quickly to save him and protect the town he loves. As his battle spirals out of control, it becomes Ruadhan who needs saving. Featuring legendary performers Norman Maclean and Sheila Stewart, Blackbird brings Scotland's most loved folk heroes to the big screen.Written by
Alluring journey through Scotland's Bard Tradition
This film centerpieces many fine authentic Scottish folk songs, by the authentic singers. It takes place in a small fishing village that is being overtaken by the modern world. A quixotic young man is on a desperate mission to preserve the past, but is overwhelmed by pressures from all sides. Another great low-budget film with high production values, great performances from all of the cast (including many non-actors) and a wonderful story stitched together by wonderful songs. Spectacular cinematography of the Scottish countryside, and a deep look into the Scottish soul. You don't need a major studio to make a good film, you just need the vision and the will. I hope to see more from this promising young filmmaker.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this