Sunday, 27 January 2008

Simon Miller kaj Seachd This Nottingham:

No Cinema had ever shown a Scottish Gaelic film until former city schoolboy-turned-director Simon Miller entered the frame.

Now his picture in the language is showing across the UK.

Seachd: The Inaccessible Pinnacle is the first feature film from the former Nottingham High School pupil, who wrote and directed.

This weekend he will revisit his old school to speak to pupils about the industry, and what it is like to be a director...

...The film follows the story of a young man, Angus, as he visits his dying Grandfather in hospital.

Angus then goes on a quest for the truth behind his parents' death - a story entwined with 1,000-year-old tales of Scotland shared by his grandfather...

.."There are about 60,000 people that still speak Gaelic in the highlands and islands of Scotland," said the father-of-two, who now lives in Southampton.

"There's also been a renaissance in the last ten years as the idea of Scottish independence has grown. When I first heard it spoken I thought it had a very Scandinavian sound to it.

"It's a very poetic and musical language, as there are still a lot of Gaelic songs and poems that exist today."...

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