Ettrick - Jacques Perconte
Thursday 24 November
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As part of EAMIF, Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival present Ettrick by French artist filmmaker Jacques Perconte. Made over the course of several visits to the Scottish Borders, the film interrogates a unique heritage: sheep farming, fabrics, the woollen mill tradition and our unique landscapes are all rendered in an impressionistic arc of colour and movement.
The path we drive leads to the heart of the Ettrick Forest, a dive into a textile world. A land where man, machinery and nature deal with a complex relationship that draws their future. Slipping through poetry, between the brutality of matter and the sublime landscape, we experience a penetrating vision that embodies the stability of our deep desire to live in peace. Spectators are aware of the impotence of our movements, and we know that nature will find its way.
There will be a Q&A with Jacques Perconte after the screening