EIFF 2016: ‘The Islands and the Whales’ ★★★

Throughout much of The Islands and the Whales the rugged Faroe archipelago, jutting out of the sea with awe-inspiring majesty, is shrouded in low-hanging cloud and grey mist. A film that is jaw- dropping in its visual splendour, the choice to envelope the islands in this blanket of precipitation is a keen move by Scottish director Mike Day as it closes off the outside world, further isolating an already remote nation – located mid-way between the Hebrides and Iceland.

The Islands and the Whales made its European premiere at EIFF 2016 – head on over to CineVue here to read my full review.