A richly atmospheric story of loss that works on two levels; the immediate loss for a brother of his sibling, and then the more cerebral loss of childhood and innocence. It's a wonderfully isolated setting and a great performance from the lead but I couldn't help but wonder if less flashback would have made for a stronger experience overall. 3.5 stars
Very interesting and visually stunning. Like anther Scottish film from this year, Shell, it deals with the inescapable time and place in life on the remote fringes. The cruelness of a small community, casting someone out is excellently done. Kept thinking this was so Iain Banks, I never really appreciated Iain Banks when he was alive, but I will Paul Wright looking forward to his next film! Kate Dickie was so good!
Incredible movie. Richly textured with Aaron's memories and flashbacks and ever increasing alienation by his community with their fears and need for someone to blame for the tragedy that affected them all.