Ruth Negga received a BAFTA (Scotland) nomination for her incredible performance as Iona in director Scott Graham’s follow-up to his award-winning debut feature Shell.
Iona and her teenage son Bull (Ben Gallagher) seek refuge from a violent crime back on the island where she was raised. Her return exposes Bull to the more gentle way of life she rejected when she left the island as a teenager and also resonates amongst those friends she had once left behind. An impressive support cast also includes Douglas Henshall (Shetland), Tom Brooke, Michelle Duncan and Sorcha Groundsell.
The film premiered in competition (for the Michael Powell Award) at the 2015 Edinburgh International Film Festival (where it was also the Closing Film of the festival) and has screened at several other prestigious film festivals including San Sebastian and Gothenburg.