Film review: For Those in Peril (18)

Paul Wright, 92mins. Starring: George MacKay, Kate Dickie

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Scottish writer-director Paul Wright's debut feature is strikingly shot, and it combines myth and documentary realism in an intriguing way.

As a feature-length narrative, though, it is ponderous and self-conscious. Its ideas could easily have been telescoped into a short film.

George MacKay (the fast-rising actor who is in two other films this week) plays Aaron, sole survivor of a mysterious accident at sea who is regarded as a pariah in the fishing village where he lives with his long-suffering mother (Kate Dickie).