Eglantine: Margaret Salmon

Eglantine, 2016, is the debut feature film by Glasgow-based artist Margaret Salmon. Installed in Dunvegan Castle, Eglantine, is a beautiful meditative and enchanting account of a young girl’s real and fantastical adventure in a remote forest one evening.

Through the film and nature study, we follow a girl and her encounters in the woods over one night, having lost her way from her family campsite. The film is realised with an intuitive, improvised approach to performance, camera and sound. Shot on 35mm in various locations around Scotland, including the Isle of Skye, this film draws inspiration from a range of cinematic movements as well as wildlife documentaries to produce a lyrical and sensual portrait of a child’s eye perspective on the natural world.

The film was supported in part by ATLAS Arts.

Featured on BBC Alba – Filmichean fònaichean làimhe