OUT MARCH 25 / CERT. 15 / 85 MINS.
DIRECTOR Scott Graham CAST Ruth Negga, Douglas Henshall, Ben Gallagher
Fleeing from tragic events on the mainland, struggling single mother Iona (Negga) returns to her rugged Hebridean island birthplace (and namesake), with her 15 year-old son in tow, in Scott Graham’s follow-up to his extraordinary debut, Shell (2012). Undercurrents and unresolved issues abound in a story told in meaningful glances and innuendo, albeit one with the occasional feel of a sixth-form drama class. A dry-stone wall built by two of the characters provides a potent symbol of the islanders’ awkward relationships, and of the film itself: the pieces are there, but the connective tissue is missing.