DVD Rating: ***

Reviewed by: Amber Wilkinson

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There may only be one extra on this disc - 15-minute featurette From Script To Screen - but it is well worth a look and more thoughtful than the average background short. Mixing some behind-the-scenes footage with the cast and crew talking about the film, it gives you both a sense of the real location where the film was shot and the tight bond that formed between those who worked on it.

All the actors from the main pairing of Chloe Pirrie and Joseph Mawle to the supporting cast including Kate Dickie and Paul Hickey contribute. As with all of these sorts of extras, everyone is very nice about each other but there's a sense of genuine warmth at work here. Writer/director Scott Graham also contributes. "It really matters to me, how people feel about film," he says, and it shows.

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A trailer for the film is also included along with a short entitled The Forgiveness Project, directed by Alastair Pirrie (I can find no evidence of this but I wonder if he is related to Chloe). The film - made by the charity of the same name, whose mission is "To open up a dialogue about forgiveness and promote understanding through awareness, education and transformation." - is a thoughtful consideration of conflict resolution, told through those who have inflicted violence and their victims.

Reviewed on: 08 Jul 2013
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An intense story of two people who struggle to keep their longings for freedom under control, set against a beautiful and remote landscape that reflects their isolation back at them.
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Region: 0

Ratio: 16:9

Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1

Extras: From Script To Screen, The Forgiveness Project, trailer

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