The Two Sights
a film by Joshua Bonnetta
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
Where to watch
Coming Soon to Theaters
Festivals & Awards
Official Selection - Berlin International Film Festival
Official Selection - Art of the Real
Official Selection - Cinéma du Réel