Love and loss, war, resistance, emigration, work and play – but most of all, Scotland. All in a film which brings out not only the vividness of the past in the present but also very much the personal.
Featuring archive footage researched over several months in the National Library of Scotland/Scottish Screen Archive, Virginia Heath’s poetic documentary From Scotland with Love is screened with live accompaniment by King Creosote and his band.
The narration is driven as much by the music as it is by images. Without voice-overs or interviews, the lives and stories of the characters – like the fisher lassie thinking about her lover who has gone to sea – are told through King Creosote's new song cycle, one of his most widescreen cinematic and finest pieces of work to date.
The film will be premiered this summer to coincide with the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and King Creosote's album From Scotland with Love will be released on Domino in July.