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About the Film
Cult-pop raconteur Aidan Moffat sets out to explore Scotland’s past by rewriting and touring its oldest songs. But he doesn't count on running into 79-year-old force of nature Sheila Stewart – a travelling balladeer who upturns Moffat's folk assumptions. He believes the old songs are ripe for updating. She does not. With Stewart's wrath ringing in his ears, Moffat embarks on a road trip that finds him dressed for battle in a Highland graveyard, caught between feuding monster-hunters at Loch Ness, and singing in a dismissive farmer's kitchen – before facing Stewart in his home-town of Glasgow for an unlikely final showdown, in this funny wee film about music and death.
Where You're Meant to Be
This film is an outstanding exploration of culture with the perfect amount of comedy. It'll have you both laughing and crying. If you haven't seen it yet, I urge you to watch it. You won't regret it!
What a film!
What an absolute wee gem of a film. I laughed a lot during this hilarious and often poignant film. It's as much a film about Scottish music as it is about Scotland, its myriad ways of life and how as a nation and as individuals we deal with our past.
The music is fantastic, the scenery breath-taking and Aidan Moffat is great as an unlikely filmstar.
In time, I think this will be considered an all-time classic of Scottish cinema.
Brilliant indy cinema at its story-telling best!
This beautifully crafted film offers up a moving, and often deeply humorous, exploration of a universal question about our musical heritage: should the songs of the past die with the generations who sang them, or is it okay to update them a bit? Turns out that's a fairly contentious question.
Aidan Moffat bravely takes this question to the people of Scotland by means of an intimate nationwide tour of his affectionately modernised ballads. Sheila Stewart shines as his most passionate critic as her story is woven into this journey. The result is spellbinding and, on each viewing, has produced tears of laughter and sadness in equal measure. The songs, the people and the places all take star roles in this unmissable film.