Garnet’s Gold

Garnet’s Gold ★★★★½

In the BBC's excellent documentary series Storyville, this one perhaps stands out as being the most beautiful.

Whilst it is ostensibly about a man searching for gold in the highlands; the documentary's real glory is the way in which it paints a vivid picture of the central character. Especially the way it shows his relationships, most notably with his elderly mother.

It is so beautifully filmed and edited that I was captivated by a subject I had no real interest in. To stand out in the Storyville series you have to make something really special, and the director has done just that.

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