After scooping up numerous awards and nominations Paul Fegan’s debut feature, Where You’re Meant To Be, will have it’s European Premiere at IDFA, one of the world’s leading documentary film festivals, this month. The film is screening in the Music section and will include a live performance from its star, Aidan Moffat, and band. Paul is also part of the Scottish Delegation to IDFA this year.
Since it premiered at the Glasgow Film Festival in February the film has been internationally lauded with the Grierson Award for Best Newcomer, the Silver Hugo for Best Documentary at the Chicago International Film Festival and is nominated for Best Breakthrough Producer at the BIFA Awards in December.
Before heading off to to the festival Paul Fegan chatted to us about being authentic, taking risks and staying connected to his audience. You can read what he said HERE on our blog.
Synopsis: Cult-pop raconteur Aidan Moffat sets out to explore Scotland’s past by rewriting and touring its oldest songs. But he doesn’t count on running into 79-year-old force of nature Sheila Stewart – a travelling balladeer who upturns Moffat’s folk assumptions. He believes the old songs are ripe for updating. She does not.
With Stewart’s wrath ringing in his ears, Moffat embarks on a road trip that finds him dressed for battle in a Highland graveyard, caught between feuding monster-hunters at Loch Ness, and singing in a dismissive farmer’s kitchen – before facing Stewart in his home-town of Glasgow for an unlikely final showdown, in this funny wee film about music and death.
Friday 18 November – 18:30 – Melkweg-Rabozaal – With live performance from Aidan Moffat and Q&A with Paul and Aidan
Saturday 19 November – 22:45 – Munt 12 – Q&A with Paul and Aidan
Monday 21 November – 15:30 – Tuschinski 4 – Q&A with Paul and Aidan
Wednesday 23 November – 13:15 – Munt 11 – Q&A with Paul
Saturday 26 November – 15:45 – Groninger Forum 4
Sunday 27 November – 12:00 – Munt 10