More reviews of Seachd: The Inaccessible Pinnacle
"When is a subtitled film not a foreign language film? When it’s thefirst Gaelic feature to be made specifically for the cinema. And Seachd does indeed look fantastic on the big screen – New Zealand only wishes it looked this good in Lord Of The Rings. Visiting his dying grandfather, Angus (Coll MacDonald) flashes back to his childhood, the death of his parents on a mountaineering trip and the old man’s endless store of rich, mythical folktales. These timeless stories of poisoned lovers, magical flowers and water-horses seem to come out of the misty landscapes of Scotland itself. As Angus makes discoveries, the film continually surprises us with the range of its imagination and a unique structure that owes more to our oral storytelling tradition than Hollywood scriptwriting sessions."
"The stories within the story prove you don’t need megabuck special effects to open eyes to wonder and beauty – especially if you have the good fortune to be shooting on the Isle of Skye"
"The skill of the filmmakers matches their ambition, resulting in a visually arresting and poetic work that will have a cross-generational appeal."
"It is a wonderful, warm and personal story with some superb performances and I hope there are many more of these films to come from Scotland."
"Scottish heritage gets a boost in Seachd: The Inaccessible Peak, but more than that, it's a poignant ode to storytelling."
"Admirable intentions and deep pride in Skye's culture of storytelling are at the heart of this well-rounded debut, the first contemporary film in Scots Gaelic."
"To avoid this film because it is subtitled is to miss out on an opportunity to witness some amazing talent at work."
Eye for Film