• The Two Sights

The Two Sights

a film by Joshua Bonnetta
2020, 90 minutes



The first solo feature from Joshua Bonnetta (co-director, El Mar La Mar), The Two Sights (An Dà Shealladh) explores the disappearing tradition of second sight in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. As we listen to locals' accounts of haunting experiences—phantom horses, ghost voices and other supernatural phenomena—Bonnetta connects their testimonies with striking 16mm images and a carefully-curated sonic montage of the physical and aural environment of these enchanted islands. The Two Sights is an ethnographic marvel of non-fiction filmmaking that thrills the eyes and ears and invites us into the extra-sensory beyond.


"A meticulous and highly creative exploration, a geographic and atmospheric peregrination around these islands where the invisible has shone through over time."
- Fabien Lemercier, Cineuropa

"Foregrounds listening as a privileged sense akin to a second sight, one better attuned to ghostly ephemeralities than the fogged and blurred vicissitudes of vision."
- Leo Goldsmith, The Brooklyn Rail

Press Materials

High Res Stills & Press Kit
Press Release

Where to watch

In Theaters


Oct 22: Anthology Film Archive - New York, NY

Nov 2 & 4: Pickford Film Center - Bellingham, WA
Nov 6: Oklahoma City Museum of Art - Oklahoma City, OK
Nov 10: Space Gallery - Portland, ME
Nov 12-13: Union Cinema, UWM - Milwaukee, WI
Nov 13: Lightbox Film Center - Philadelphia, PA

Dec 1: Northwest Film Forum - Seattle, WA
Dec 15, 18 and 20: The Cinematheque - Vancouver, BC
Dec 29-Jan 1: Dairy Arts Center - Boulder, CO

Jan 20: TIFF Bell Lightbox - Toronto, ON

Feb 16: BAMPFA- Berkeley, CA
Feb 23: Cornell Cinema - Ithaca, NY

Festivals & Awards

Official Selection - Berlin International Film Festival
Official Selection - Art of the Real
Official Selection - Cinéma du Réel


Related Films


El Mar La Mar

Joshua Bonnetta
& J.P. Sniadecki











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