Spring Summer 2010

Brand Film

Pringle of Scotland commissions a brand film directed by Ryan McGinley featuring Tilda Swinton

The film follows a nameless female protagonist played by award winning actress Tilda Swinton as she moves through the various Scottish landscapes to be found near her hometown of Nairn. It is a sensual journey. One can almost smell the rain in the air … and be lulled by the whispers of the wheat field; by the sound of her breathing; by the call of the tides and the sea birds … or feel the old stones against her fingers.

Along with the references to the landscape heritage of Scotland, the film draws inspiration from the publication ‘Notes sur le Cinématographe’ by minimalist French filmmaker Robert Bresson, published in 1975. One of the most idiosyncratic and uncompromising filmmakers of our times Bresson’s work proved to be one of many source of influence and inspiration shared by both Swinton and McGinley