CELTIC MEDIA FESTIVAL

AVIEMORE 2019

4 - 6 JUNE

FÈIS NAM MEADHANAN CEILTEACH

AN AGHAIDH MHÒR 2019

4 - 6MH ÒGMHIOS

The Stranger

An English artist died alone, aged 44, in a stone shed, where he lived without water, electricity or heating on a remote Irish island, leaving behind volumes of secret diaries. The Gaelic-speaking islanders knew little of Neal MacGregor during the 8 years he lived there. Who was the Stranger? Was he insane, traumatised, enlightened? A British spy? Trying to take over their island? Or just a fragile man trying to find his place? A film about memory and perception, an unusual portrait of a man, living on the edge, both physically and mentally, and the island community he lived amongst.



Festival
Inverness 2015
Title
The Stranger
Entry Category
Factual Single
Produced By
Soilsiu Films
Producer
David Rane
Directed By
Neasa Ní Chianáin
Production Partners
Irish Film Board, RTÉ, MEDIA
Writer
Neasa Ní Chianáin and Maria Gasol
Broadcaster
RTÉ