The Films of Gerda Stevenson (Pat Collins | Ireland | 2022 | 50 minutes | 12A | Documentary | English)
An Ìobairt / The Sacrifice
Gerda Stevenson | Scotland | 1996 | 25 min | 12A | Gaelic with English subtitles
The Storm Watchers
Gerda Stevenson | Scotland | 2021 | 40 min | 12A | English
Saturday 18th June | Edinburgh Filmhouse | 18:00
An evening celebrating the films of one of Scotland’s most distinctive filmmakers, Gerda Stevenson. In An Ìobairt, dormant echoes of the past within the Scottish landscape re-emerge to haunt the present, whilst The Storm Watchers (an innovative adaptation of George Mackay Brown’s play, shot during lockdown) presents the voices and perspectives of a series of women waiting upon the shore for their seafaring husbands to return.
The films were introduced with a mini-concert of songs Margaret Bennett (who also features in An Ìobairt) and will be followed by a Q&A with Gerda Stevenson. Presented with the kind support of Bòrd na Gàidhlig.