The people in Forres don’t work. Between ten and five they dissolve into the mist, after which they head like wrinkled shadows towards the pubs, where the light always shines as a warm glow in their midst.
The story takes place in a small town on the north coast of Scotland. This is where Red James and Lily, the initial protagonists of the documentary, live. Lily is an eighteen-year-old girl. With her parents she moved from London to this far corner of Europe. She doesn’t identify with the rough way of life in this place and dreams of the day she can move away. Red James spent years in Morocco, where his job was smuggling cannabis. He learned Arabic over there and developed a strong affinity with Islam. For many years he’s been working on a mystical manuscript, and it only lacks a final chapter.