When Uisdean returns home to nurse his dying father, after spending 16 years in prison, he attempts to re-build a normal life in his home village. Set in the healing and beautiful landscape of the Scottish Highlands, the film inevitably explores themes of redemption but the director’s main focus is on the trusting relationships Uisdean builds with his father and girlfriend; both of whom are inspired by the ‘new start’ he promises to share with them. But is Uisdean able to change his destructive ways?
Developed with assistance from Scottish Documentary Institute
WORLD PREMIERE – Visions du Reel 2015
OFFICIAL SELECTION – DOK Fest Munich 2015
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Sheffield Doc Fest 2015
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Cambridge Film Festival 2015
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Doc Point Helsinki 2016
NOMINATED – Best Feature Film – BAFTA Scotland 2015
NOMINATED – Viktor Award – Munich International Documentary Festival 2015
NOMINATED – Best Newcomer Documentary – Grierson Award 2016
NOMINATED – Audience Award – Glasgow Film Festival 2016
“16 Years Till Summer shows what can be done on a low budget with patience, insight, and attention to detail.” – Eye for Film
“16 Years Till Summer manages the gracefully explore the effects of isolation and the justice system on the individuals affected before building to a quietly devastating climax. A simple but powerful film.” – The Skinny
Supported by: Creative Scotland, Icelandic Film Centre
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