Bannan

(Ties)
Alba (Scotland - UK), 2014 - 90min.
Gaelic with English subtitles

Directed by Tony Kearney
Produced by Young Films
Starring: Debbie Mackay, Peigi Wood, Daibhidh Walker, Kathleen MacInnes, Dòmhnall Eoin MacFhionghain, Iain MacRae

A stirring family saga in the Gaelic language.

Returning to the island she left eight years earlier, young Mairi plans just to attend a funeral and then go back to her job in the city. But she forgot about the "bannan" - the family and emotional ties that bind her to her birthplace. Staying on to care for her beloved grandmother, Mairi gets drawn ever closer towards a confrontation with the father who never accepted her. Mairi's journey reawakens the unresolved conflicts that are rooted in her memory of home: love and hate, past and present, suffocation and freedom.