For Those In Peril
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For Those In Peril
Aaron, a young misfit in a remote Scottish community, is the lone survivor of a strange fishing accident that claimed the lives of five men, including his older brother. Spurred on by sea-going folklore and local superstition, the village blames him for this tragedy, making him an outcast amongst his own people. Steadfastly refusing to believe his brother is dead, and possessed by grief, madness and magic, Aaron sets out to recover him.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 93%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"As a portrait of encroaching mental illness, For Those in Peril works superbly."
‑ Tom Huddleston, Time Out
"Newcomer Paul Wright's poetic, if not entirely convincing, attempt to make sense of Scottish folklore, family bonds and mental illness."
‑ Charlotte O'Sullivan, This is London
"A surreal and haunting exploration of grief and superstition, set in a small Scottish fishing village amidst a tragic shipwreck with a lone survivor."
‑ Katherine McLaughlin, ViewLondon
"An experimental, poetic and moving exploration of grief and the toll it can take."
‑ Alistair Harkness, Scotsman
"This is not a mere character study, as the mysticism, and the magical touches - particularly in the final scene - make the now numerous references to the excellent Beasts Of The Southern Wild extremely pertinent."
‑ Simon Gallagher, What Culture
"For Those in Peril smells as if it has been dragged from the briny deep to receive only superficial hosing down before being dumped in unsuspecting cinemas."
‑ Donald Clarke, Irish Times
"MacKay draws us into the guilt and anguish of a troubled mind and director Paul Wright has a lyrical touch but this is a grim ordeal of a film."
‑ Allan Hunter, Daily Express
"A powerful story told by a bold new storyteller which composites seafaring folklore against the raw emotions of losing a loved one"
‑ Cameron Williams, The Popcorn Junkie
"For Those In Peril never outstays its welcome and is slick!"
‑ Jamie Neish, HeyUGuys
"Wright's film is about the surreality of bereavement - the way grief can fold past into present, creating an illogical, inescapable Moebius ribbon of sadness."
‑ Robbie Collin, Daily Telegraph
"A full week after first viewing, I find myself still sifting through montage images that linger in the mind like a half-remembered dream."
‑ Mark Kermode, Observer [UK]
"This glum, grim British drama picks through the remains of a seafaring disaster."
‑ David Jenkins, Little White Lies
"It's original in its idea, style and conception, and made with loving dedication."
‑ Hannah McGill, The List
"The last few shots are beautifully executed. A perfect finale to an imperfect film."
‑ Simon Miraudo, Quickflix
"This is a striking film from a valuable new talent."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian [UK]
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