Where Youre Meant To Be (15)
'+ Q&A with director
Thu 01 Jan 1970
UK, 2016, 76 mins, dir. Paul Fegan
Following the success of his short film Pouters (featured at Two Short Nights Film Festival 2015) Paul Fegans first feature documentary follows Scottish cult-pop raconteur and former Arab Strap frontman Aidan Moffat as he tours Scotland in 2014, performing his modern re-interpretations of old folk songs.
It was meant to be a tour that celebrated communities and lore. But just before they hit the road, Moffat met Sheila Stewart: a 79-year-old force of nature, the last in a line of travelling folk royalty, and a balladeer whose life and unexpected death, in 2014 upturned Moffats folk assumptions, and diverted the course of Fegans film.
The ensuing film is a warm-hearted journey through music, mortality, landscape and time. Its also a moving, wry and enlightening depiction of two of Scotlands most distinct and vital voices, as they cross paths (and words): Moffat believes Scotlands oldest songs are ripe for re-working against a contemporary urban backdrop. Stewart does not.
‘Fun, affectionate and foul-mouthed’
‘Infectiously entertaining and unexpectedly profound’
LITTLE WHITE LIES
‘Touching as hell. You must see it.’
THE FILM PROGRAMME, BBC RADIO 4