The Silent Storm


On a wild and remote Scottish island, the respected local minister, Balor, fights to keep his disappearing community together. His beautiful, enigmatic wife Aislin is more in tune with nature than she is with her husband or the villagers. It’s clear she doesn’t belong here and is treated as a total outsider. A storm is raging inside their marriage.

They inhabit a strange, troubled relationship, which is reaching breaking point. A violent fight erupts between them. Suddenly amidst the chaos and confusion there is a knock at the door: a rugged 17-year-old delinquent has been sent to live with them – his last chance at rehabilitation. Aislin is drawn to this kindred spirit, another outcast. Together they drink in all the sensual beauty the island has to offer and their relationship delicately blossoms. His youthful nature ignites a passion within her, which offers her a way out of a life bound by convention and into the world beyond.


Producer: John Giwa-Amu
Supported by: Ffilm Cymru Wales
Cast: Andrea Riseborough


Director / Writer: Corinna Villari-McFarlane
Music composed by: Alastair Caplin
Producer: Nicky Bentham
Cast: Damian Lewis, Ross Anderson
Production Company: Neon Films, Red and Black Films


Running time: 100 minutes
Certificate: 15
Format: DCP, DVD
Language: English


Date: 20th May 2016
Festivals: BFI London Film Festival



“A daring and exquisitely filmed debut” – The Times

Rights: Sony Pictures