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No. 4 | 28th November 2007

English edition

In this edition:

01 | Your invite to the London premiere on Thursday 6th December

02 | First dates announced outside Scotland

03 | More reviews!

04 | Film festivals and the Scottish BAFTAs

05 | Seachd on CD/iTunes (and DVD) in 2008

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01 | Your invite to the London premiere on Thursday 6th December

Seachd: The Inaccessible Pinnacle will premiere in London at the Ciné Lumière (17 Queensberry Place, SW7 2DT) on Thursday 6th December 2007.  There are a few tickets available to the public, but as ever youll need to be quick.  Tickets are £7 (or £5 concessions/members) which you can buy from the box office on 020 7073 1350 (

Theyll be a Q&A with Director, Producer and our two leading actors Aonghas Pàdraig Caimbeul and Pàdruig Moireasdan.  Wed love to see you there.

02 | First dates announced outside Scotland

Well be announcing more dates as they come in.  Heres the first batch including the first dates in the UK outside Scotland:

Dartington Barn, Devon (1-4 December); Glasgow Film Theatre, Scotland (3-4 December); Dumfries Robert Burns Theatre, Scotland (5 December); Ciné Lumière, London (5-7 December); Newbury Corn Exchange, Berkshire (15-16 December); Dundee Contemporary Arts Centre, Scotland (17-20 December); Cardiff Chapter Arts, Wales (21-30 December); Inverness Eden Court, Scotland (21 December 3 January); Cardigan, Wales (25-31 December); Edinburgh Film House, Scotland  (3 January); Berwick Maltings, Northumberland (4 January); Caernarfon Galeri, Wales (9 January); Electric Portobello, London (13 January); Bradford Pictureville (11-14 January); Croydon David Lean, Surrey (16-17 January); Wyeside Arts, Wales (18-24 January); Warwick Arts Centre, Warwickshire  (25 January); Lancaster Dukes Theatre, Lancashire (26 January); Nottingham Broadway, Nottinghamshire (26 January); Southampton Harbour Lights, Hampshire (26-27 January); Tunbridge Wells Trinity Theatre, Kent (27 January); Shrewsbury Film Theatre, Shropshire (1-3 February); Keswick Film Festival, Cumbria  (9 February); The Kirkgate, Cumbria  (11 February); Bracknell South Hill Arts, Berkshire (18-19 February); Welwyn Campus West, Hertfordshire (23 February); Bangor, Wales  (24 February); Ullapool MacPhail Theatre (14 March); Shetland Film Club, Shetland (27 March); Whitehaven, Cumbria (22-23 April).

Full listings and links to buy tickets at:

If you would like your local cinema to show Seachd please dont hesitate simply to ask them!  Heres a long list of contacts for UK cinemas:

03 | More reviews!

A few reviews following Seachds release in Scotland in October.

"When is a subtitled film not a foreign language film? When its the first 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 mans 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."
Daily Record (4 STARS)

"The stories within the story prove you dont 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"
Lovefilm (4 STARS)

"The skill of the filmmakers matches their ambition, resulting in a visually arresting and poetic work that will have a cross-generational appeal."
iofilm (3.5 STARS)

"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."
Filmstalker (5 STARS)

"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."
The Guardian (3 STARS),,2183733,00.html

"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 (4 STARS)

04 | The BAFTAs and film festivals

Seachd: The Inaccessible Pinnacle was nominated for three Scottish BAFTAs: Best film, Best Actor and Best Screenplay.  We lost out to The Last King of Scotland across the board, but we were utterly delighted to be nominated and were launching our UK BAFTA campaign soon and have been already tipped for nominations in the foreign language and first director categories.

After the BAFTA Oscar debacle we were of course surprised (to say the least) to be nominated by BAFTA at all.  We owe an enormous debt of gratitude to those of you who have supported us over the past couple of months, but we have been unable to overturn BAFTAs decision not to put Seachd forward in the Best Foreign Language category for the Oscars.  Nevertheless, BAFTA have agreed to meet the director to discuss how to improve the nomination process for non-English language British film in future years.

Meanwhile, Seachd has been showing at Film Festivals across the world including: Vancouver, Canada; Cork, Eire; Rome, Italy and Oulu, Finland.  Well be announcing more dates across the world shortly.

05 | Seachd on CD/iTunes (and DVD) in 2008

Watch this space for news about the launch of the Seachd soundtrack on CD (and the DVD of the film) on the new year.  Weve been working hard on the extras for the DVD and we can announce that the DVD will feature the award-winning short film: Foighidinn: The Crimson Snowdrop from which the feature film grew.

Làn fhìrinn na sgeòil. The truth is in the story.

The end.

© 2007 Young Films Limited


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I understand the this film is a notable effort in the Gaelic language.
The fight to return Gaelic language to Scotland was fought in the late 19th century by John Stuart Blackie. A synopsis of he very long biography by Anna M. Soddart is available in pdf format from If you want a copy please send your personal e-mail address.
Rab handed me this little book of 455 pages in tiny print nearly 2 years ago. At last Ii have reduced it to 5 pages 12points. i hope i have left some guts in it, because the Prof had tremendous guts. He was a great and lovable achiever. Aussied Pom Jane

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Hello all, Jane is doing a wonderful job on a very difficult review, I have now decided to use a high quality publisher program together with suitable binding/covers to finish Jane's work in the nicest way, Rabbie.

The photo is of me passing the book to Jane at my home.

-- Edited by Rabbie Downunder at 23:34, 2007-12-03


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