For Those in Peril
George MacKay, Kate Dickie, Nichola Burley, Michael Smiley / Fiction / English
Six men went out to sea, but only one came back.
Aaron (George Mackay) is the lone survivor of a fishing trip that claimed the lives of five men including his older brother, Michael (Jordan Young). Unable to remember the details of their trip, and feeling the weight of the community’s collective grief, Aaron’s sense of helplessness escalates into the belief that Michael and the other men somehow survived. Beautifully shot and sensitively performed, Paul Wright’s folkloric film imaginatively explores love and loss.
#1 / Saturday 29 June, 2013 / 22:15 GMTI travelled on the train north from Edinburgh today. By chance I spoke to one lady who had been to see the film todayand had been an extra in it.There was quite a crowd of them on the train from Gourdon where it was filmed I told her my husbands family fished out of Buckie in the 50s 60s and70s. The film sounds amazing and we would love to see it
I hope you will show it in Aberdeen sometime perhaps at the Belmont but give it plenty of promotion as many of the small fishing villages along the north east coast would love to see it. So many could identify with the life of fishermen and the dread of a boat going down.
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