Where You’re Meant To Be

Where You're Meant To Be
reż. Paul Fegan/UK/2016/77 min.
Iluzjon, sala Stolica
Kinoteka, sala 3

Paul Fegan’s first feature documentary follows Scottish cult pop-raconteur and former Arab Strap frontman Aidan Moffat as he tours Scotland in 2014, performing his modern re-interpretations of old folk songs. It was meant to be a tour that celebrated communities and lore. But just before they hit the road, Moffat met Sheila Stewart: a 79-year-old force of nature, the last in a line of travelling folk royalty, and a balladeer whose life – and unexpected death, in 2014 – upturned Moffat’s folk assumptions, and diverted the course of Fegan’s film.

The ensuing film is a warm-hearted journey through music, mortality, landscape and time. It’s also a moving, wry and enlightening depiction of two of Scotland’s most distinct and vital voices, as they cross paths (and words): Moffat believes Scotland’s oldest songs are ripe for re-working against a contemporary urban backdrop. Stewart does not.


  • projection time:
    77 min.
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  • director:
    Paul Fegan
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  • production:
    Better Days
  • selected festivals and awards:
    IFF Chicago 2016, IDFA Amsterdam 2016, FF Glasgow 2016, FF Sheffield 2016, IFF Edinburgh 2016

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