Where You're Meant To Be at EIF - Scottish Documentary Institute

Where You’re Meant To Be at EIF

Award-winning film maker Paul Fegan’s documentary will be screened at a special event during the Edinburgh International Festival this August, featuring a live set from star of the film, Arab Strap frontman Aidan Moffat.

Scottish cult-pop raconteur Aidan Moffat, best known for his no-holds-barred insights into sex, drugs and male anxiety, sets out to explore his country’s past by rewriting and touring some of its oldest songs to some of Scotland’s remotest locations.

It’s meant to be a tour that allows Moffat to explore the roots of his country. And to celebrate Scotland’s communities and lore. But then he meets Sheila Stewart, a 79-year old travelling balladeer, whose life, and unexpected death, upturn Moffat’s musical world.

Moffat calls the movie Where You’re Meant To Be ‘a funny wee film about music and death’. He follows it with a live set of his uncompromisingly honest takes on drinking, domesticity and encroaching age, showing his uniquely candid angle on 21st-century life.