William Wallace Day 2017 – Island Double-Bill
The headstrong „heroine“ Joan Webster thinks she knows where she is going when she embarks on a journey to wed a rich industrialist on the Hebridean island of Kilorin. Little does she know that her plans and attitudes will change forever, after she is stranded on the Isle of Mull following a storm, and under the magical spell of the islanders, the Scottish landscape and a gentle Naval officer. Capturing Scotland in all its natural glory and wildness, the partnership of Pressburger and Powell crafted a sublime film full of charm and mystery, as well as a celebration of community spirit, alternatives to material wealth and the uncontrollable nature of true love. A great journey of discovery.
UK 1945, 88 Min., OmeU, FSK: –
R: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger, K: Erwin Hillier, D: Wendy Hiller, Roger Livesey, Pamela Brown, Finlay Currie
[Warning: This film contains scenes of wild Scottish dancing and whisky drinking and may prove too enjoyable for those of a sensitive disposition.]