#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Young ballad singer, Ruadhan, despairs as the fabric of his Scottish hometown erodes. There are no fish in the sea, no jobs and a steady exodus to the city. Life as he loves it is slipping away and Ruadhan’s idol, town bard Alec, has little stomach to fight the change. Long time best pal, Calum, and returning childhood friend, Amy, spark Ruadhan’s struggle to keep the past alive. When Alec takes off to a retirement home in mysterious circumstances, Ruadhan must act quickly to save him and protect the town he loves. As his battle spirals out of control, it becomes Ruadhan who needs saving. Featuring legendary performers Norman Maclean and Sheila Stewart, Blackbird brings Scotland’s most loved folk heroes to the big screen.
Plot: Young ballad singer Ruadhan watches in distress as the traditional fabric of life in his small Scottish village is inexorably eroded. With fish dying and no jobs on land, the young people are escaping to the cities. Meanwhile, the old people of the town, to whom Ruadhan feels closest and whose traditions he wants to preserve, are dying off.
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Blackbird – An beautiful exploration of the clash between cultural heritage and the contemporary 21st century in rural Scotland
Written and Directed by the creative mind of Jamie Chambers, Blackbird is a modest Scottish drama that explores the clash between the preservation of traditions and cultural heritage in the fast moving contemporary world of the 21st century.
The film centres around young Ruadhan, a strange, solitary but sensitive soul, who when not on his daily ramblings collecting peculiar oddities for his battered houseboat that sits marooned on a hilltop on Alec’s (Norman Maclean) land, he spends most of his time with the older generation of the community, captivated by the old ways and in particular their Scottish folk songs.
The clash between old and new is the main theme and one that effortlessly drives the narrative forward. Despite it being a universal theme, the characters in the story anchor it in subtle ways, making it feel a very personal and sincere journey.
When Amy (Scarlett Mack) reluctantly returns to the village after spending several years studying in Glasgow, she to struggles adjusting back into the community. Feeling at odds, she finds solace in her childhood friend Ruadhan and soon a relationship of sorts is established. However it is when one of the elderly villagers dies that Ruadhan’s behaviour becomes increasingly erratic and self destructive, as he refuses to accept the quickening changes to his idyllic village, changes that are altogether out of his control.
Ruadhan foresees the forces of change from outside influences as a runaway threat that can only culminate with losing all that once was. In his increasingly anxious and stubborn state of mind he fails to see that perhaps the old and new can co-exist and establish a mutual harmony.
When Amy’s step mother buys up Alec’s land, Ruadhan is left with no choice but to move and this is where Ruadhan reaches a crossroads in his life. With Amy moving back to Glasgow and his close friend Callum (Patrick Wallace) toying with the ambitions and dreams of escaping the clutches of his father by driving to Spain, Ruadhan must make a life changing decision and discover who he truly is and where he wants to be.
His fear for the loss of tradition and heritage comes to a head when he witness for the first time through his fog of stubbornness, these traditions living on, embraced by the 21st century. Ruadhan hears the folk songs he was so frantically trying to learn and preserve live on through a recording on Amy’s IPod. He also hears a young local girl singing the songs of old, continuing the cultural legacy. This is perhaps the moment that everything clicks for Ruadhan, and indeed the moment he understands that perhaps these two ways of life can co-exist after all.
The cinematography is elegant and captures the wild Scottish landscape beautifully, playing as much a character as its cast itself. Andrew Rothney, Scarlett Mack, Patrick Wallace and Norman Maclean give especially standout, naturalistic performances that truly bringing the film to life. The intricacies of each of their characters can be felt subtly in every frame.
In-Short Blackbird remains one of the first films I have seen in a long time that feels honest and authentically Scottish, despite its universal theme. It is not only a beautiful film, full of character and charm but also a stunning piece of filmmaking.
Blackbird had its world premier at The Edinburgh International Film Festival 2013 and despite not winning the major award, it was certainly one of the finest films in its category.
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Original Language en
Director Jamie Chambers
Writer Jamie Chambers, John Craine, Robyn Pete
Actors Andrew Rothney, Scarlett Mack, Norman Maclean
Country United Kingdom
Awards 3 wins & 5 nominations
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