"When is a subtitled film not a foreign language film? When it’s the
first Gaelic feature to be made specifically for the cinema. And Seachd
does indeed look fantastic on the big screen – New Zealand only wishes
it looked this good in Lord Of The Rings. Visiting his dying
grandfather, Angus (Coll MacDonald) flashes back to his childhood, the
death of his parents on a mountaineering trip and the old man’s endless
store of rich, mythical folktales. These timeless stories of poisoned
lovers, magical flowers and water-horses seem to come out of the misty
landscapes of Scotland itself. As Angus makes discoveries, the film
continually surprises us with the range of its imagination and a unique
structure that owes more to our oral storytelling tradition than
Hollywood scriptwriting sessions."
Daily Record (4 STARS)
"The stories within the story prove you don’t need megabuck special
effects to open eyes to wonder and beauty – especially if you have the
good fortune to be shooting on the Isle of Skye"
Lovefilm (4 STARS)
"The skill of the filmmakers matches their ambition, resulting in a
visually arresting and poetic work that will have a cross-generational
iofilm (3.5 STARS)
"It is a wonderful, warm and personal story with some superb
performances and I hope there are many more of these films to come from
Filmstalker (5 STARS)
"Scottish heritage gets a boost in Seachd: The Inaccessible Peak, but more than that, it's a poignant ode to storytelling."
BBC (3 STARS)
"Admirable intentions and deep pride in Skye's culture of storytelling
are at the heart of this well-rounded debut, the first contemporary
film in Scots Gaelic."
The Guardian (3 STARS)
"To avoid this film because it is subtitled is to miss out on an opportunity to witness some amazing talent at work."
Eye for Film (4 STARS)