• 2015
  • UK
  • Directed by: Scott Graham
  • Cast: Ruth Negga, Douglas Henshall, Tom Brooke

After a sudden crime, Iona (Negga) and her son (Gallagher) flee Glasgow and seek shelter on the island of her birth, which shares her name. Negga is captivating, with an excellent supporting cast, but the story begins weakly and culminates in melodrama. Messy but promising.

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Watch an exclusive clip from Scott Graham's new film Iona

14 Mar 2016

New Scotland-set drama from Shell director stars Ruth Negga and Douglas Henshall

Having enjoyed its world premiere at the Edinburgh International Film Festival last June, director Scott Graham’s Iona finally goes on UK-wide release Fri 25 Mar and we have an exlusive taster for you below.


29 Jun 20153 stars

EIFF 2015: Scott Graham's second film is a beautiful but messy island-set drama

In the past, director Scott Graham has said that he wants his films to feel like listening to the music of Bon Iver. Iona, his second feature, certainly captures something of that band's lyrical beauty. There’s a serenity to the way Graham depicts the…

EIFF 2015: Iona director Scott Graham – 'the festival is where I learned the value of films and filmmaking'

3 Jun 2015

Director Scott Graham discusses his film, which closes the Edinburgh International Film Festival

The Closing Gala at this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival will be Iona, the second feature film from Scottish filmmaker Scott Graham, starring Ruth Negga (Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD) and Douglas Henshall (Shetland, Primeval). We caught up…

Iona (exclusive ceilidh clip)

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