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Certificate 12A.  Running time: 1hr 56 mins.  Drama. Doors open at 7.00 pm

Tickets: £7.00 (plus booking fee)

Kirsty Macleod (Hermione Corfield) dreams of a better life away from the isolation that suffocates her in a small village on an island in the Outer Scottish Hebrides. Suppressing these aspirations, she sees her lover Murdo (Will Fletcher) conscripted for service in the First World War, soon to set off and fight alongside the other young men from the village.

A road dance is held in their honour the evening before they depart, and it’s on this fateful evening that Kirsty’s life takes a dramatic and tragic turn.

The film offers a believable window on the rhythms of Hebridean island life at the turn of the twentieth century.

“I don’t know why nobody is talking about this film. What starts out as a Catherine Cookson-esque costume drama in the Outer Hebrides during the First World War, complete with love triangles and suppressed passion – the kind of twee romance you’ve seen a thousand times before – morphs into something dark, gripping and gut-wrenchingly painful that leaves you exhausted but strangely uplifted by the end credits.

The power of this film lies in its authenticity and its ability to get into the skin of a character and allow you to see the world through her eyes. For an actress, it’s the role of a lifetime, and Hermione Corfield is phenomenal, bringing you along with her through every trauma and every heartbreak. It is this central performance that really elevates the material to something that stands out from the crowd.

It’s not for everyone. It moves at a slow and sedate pace, lingering in the landscape and giving scenes the space to breathe. And a warning: it can be quite triggering if you’ve experienced past traumas. But ultimately, this is a story about survival and about resilience in the face of the agonies women are often faced with.  The Road Dance certainly deserves a wider audience.”

“Well wrote script, well acted, beautifully shot, great story, outstanding twists. This film is evidence why more independent movies need to be financed and made! “
“Saw this last night and went in knowing nothing. It blew me away with the exceptional performances, as well as how well written and beautifully shot it is. It is an extremely difficult watch at points, as it has some brutal moments, but it’s never gratuitous.”

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Tickets: £7.00 (plus booking fee)

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A 12A certificate means… Films classified 12A and video works classified 12 contain material that is not generally suitable for children aged under 12. No one younger than 12 may see a 12A film in a cinema unless accompanied by an adult. Adults planning to take a child under 12 to view a 12A film should consider whether the film is suitable for that child. To help them decide, we recommend that they check the Ratings Info for that film in advance. ” British Board of Film Classification

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