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If you love the land, it loves you back.
A meticulous diarist and avid photographer, Ken Smith has spent the past four decades in the Scottish Highlands, living alone in a log cabin nestled near Loch Treig, known as ‘the lonely loch’. He has no electricity or running water. He lives off the land, fishing for his supper, chopping wood, and even brewing his own tipple. Filmed over 10 years, director Lizzie Mackenzie poetically captures Ken’s profound, spiritual relationship with the wilderness: “If you love the land, it loves you back”. Now in his 70s, Ken reflects upon the reasons he turned his back on society, the vulnerability of old age and the awe and wonder of a life lived in nature in this humorous, transcendent and life affirming feature documentary.
★★★★ He may prefer a life of solitude, but his humility and sense of humour make him an ideal travelling companion The Skinny
A meditation on mortality and an examination of what is a life well-lived. Fascinating film. TGFF Reviews
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