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From Chicago, Illinois, to Scotland, with Love!

FSWL will be screening at the 19th Chicago European Union Film Festival!

"...A treat for the eyes and a gift fr...om the past, this haunting composite portrait of Scotland’s twentieth century is composed entirely of archival footage from Scottish film archives.

From the shipbuilding banks of the Clyde to the highlands and the Hebrides, there is nary a tartan-tinged cliché to be found. The might of the Industrial Revolution is seen in the smokestacks, spinning gears, and working throngs of Glasgow, while life in the rural villages and distant islands is glimpsed in all its beauty and hardship in a few rare and fragile minutes preserved on film.

Director Virginia Heath pored over hundreds of hours of footage to assemble an evocative progression of decades and themes. Without dialogue and accompanied by an original score by Scottish musician and composer King Creosote..."

Courtesy of Arts Alliance Distribution and Park Circus Films.

Via Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago

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European Union Film Festival From Scotland With Love 2014, Virginia Heath, UK, 75 min. BUY TICKETS Show Times Sat, Mar 19th 2:00pm Fri, Mar 25th 2:00pm "An immersive, moving and at times, truly magical window on the past." — Mark Beaumont, The Guardian A treat for the eyes and a gift from the past,…
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Campaigning film for 'Scotland's Moving Image Archive' is launched: Virginia Heath, director of 'From Scotland With Love’, is interviewed about the importance o...f preserving archive film for cultural heritage along with Kirsty Wark, Brian Cox (actor), Ian Rankin, Bill Paterson and other Scottish luminaries. A clip of 'From Scotland With Love' is included featuring the playful beach sequence.

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At the National Library of Scotland we are developing exciting new premises to safeguard the Moving Image Archive, a specialist collection and the only one of its kind in Scotland.
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Fun hypereal music video I directed for the brilliant Emma Pollock's new single Parks and Recreation. Her album In Search of Harperfield has just been launched to great success.

Faction North, the production company that brought you From Scotland with Love, has again joined up with another brilliant musician, Emma Pollock, in a bold and... dynamic audiovisual collaboration.

Check out the music video for Parks and Recreation directed by Virginia Heath: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTCbFQ046LM

If Emma Pollock’s long-awaited new album ‘In Search of Harperfield’, explores themes of family, place and time, then the urgent call and response of ‘Parks and Recreation’ finds us in the company of a younger Pollock: engaged in a fight or flight scenario with local bams, and delivering us a gilt-edged slab of alternative pop in the process.

Praise for 'In Search of Harperfield':

“The Dusty Springfield of cerebral indie pop. In a field of her own” Uncut Magazine [8/10]

“Beautifully crafted…an excellent record” MOJO [4/5]

“Sumptuous songs…bewitching…breathtaking” The Sunday Times

“One of our most vital, poetic and singular voices – a career high” The Herald - Scotland

From her earlier career with The Delgados through her excellent brace of solo long players, Emma’s ability to craft leftfield earworms has never been in doubt; with this new single, she's broken her half-decade’s silence with the barreling rhythms of her former band and the urgent guitars of alt-pop heroes Tanya Donnelly and Kristin Hersh.

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If Emma Pollock’s long-awaited - very long-awaited - new album ‘In Search of Harperfield’, explores themes of family, place and time, then the urgent call an...
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"...The soundtrack to Virginia Heath’s gorgeously poetic documentary is an affecting fusion of folk and chamber music – the sound of waves crashing off the Fife coastline, as seagulls swoop across Super 8 skies..."

From Scotland With Love - The Film has been nominated for a BAFTA Scotland award.

The official list of nominees for the British Academy Scotland Awards in 2014, which will take place on Sunday 16 November.
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Beautiful performance of 'Cargill' at Yellae Deuks earlier this year by King Creosote...

You can catch him performing the score to From Scotland With Love - The Film live at Celtic Connections...

King Creosote performs 'Cargill' at the Yellae Deuks Festival in Anstruther, April 2014.
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Virginia Heath updated their cover photo.

To watch clips from Virginia Heath's work use this link https://vimeo.com/virginiaheath

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Virginia Heath added 6 new photos to the album: From Scotland With Love Premiere.

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"...From Scotland With Love is a beautiful collection of archive footage about workers, family, factories, pubs, tea breaks, peat bogs and children... Filmmaker Virginia Heath wanted to instil a sense of pride in Scotland and document its rich, sociable history..."

"...It’s always a treat to see film-makers trying something different. In this stirring audio-visual postcard, Virginia Heath galvanises history by pairing archive footage (from the earliest and most striated to gaudy and colour-saturated) with King Creosote’s haunting indie folk..."

Via Radio Times

Documentary commissioned for the cultural festival accompanying the Commonwealth Games, in which Virginia Heath uses footage from the National Library of Scotland and the Scottish Screen Archive to explore themes of love, loss, resistance, migration, work and play. The film is set to a soundtrack co…
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**** Star Review from The Telegraph

"...King Creosote's, From Scotland with Love is a blissful love letter to the multifaceted character of his nation..."

King Creosote's latest album is an intimate study of Scotland and Scottish culture full of gorgeous melodies, says Neil McCormick...
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So well deserved!

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From Scotland With Love - The Film

**** Four star reviews of King Creosote's album 'From Scotland With Love' from Uncut Magazine, MOJO and Q Magazine.

‘From Scotland With Love successfully and mo...vingly unites past and present, old and new, sight and sound. Another diamond’ - Uncut

‘An image-rich rumination on Scotland past and present’ – MOJO

‘Peculiarly beautiful and affecting’ – Q

Very much deserved!

Well done KC!!

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"...What better time to make a poetic film exploring the history of the country, compiled entirely from archive footage and set to the music of one the country's most respected contemporary folk musicians..?"

Virginia Heath and King Creosote talk about their From Scotland with Love collaboration.

Via The Guardian

"...The hundreds of clips, dating roughly from the early 1900s to the early 1970s, have been woven together by director Virginia Heath with a specially composed new soundtrack by the wide-ranging Fife singer-songwriter King Creosote...

...Often, individual clips are so striking, so charming, so strange or so stunning you wish you could stop and see the rest of the footage they came from..."

**** From Scotland with Love Album Review from The Guardian

"...it's clearly a labour of love, and you can hear the emotion in the accordions, guitars, cellos and heartfelt lyrics...

...'Something to Believe In' sounds as timeless as the Highlands..."

Kenny Anderson's documentary film soundtrack tours through Scotland's passages through war, labour, love and loss....
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