16 Years Till Summer is a painfully seductive portrayal of a person returning to his village after spending 16 years in prison and his attempts to re-build a normal life. Set in the healing and beautiful landscape of the Scottish Highlands, the film inevitably explores themes of redemption but the director's main focus is on the trusting relationships UIsdean builds with his father and lover; both of whom are inspired by the 'new start' he promises to share with them. The story that builds from there is both engaging and complex, tragic and thrilling. As Uisdean attempts to escape the tragic events of his past and re-invent himself with the help of those that love and need him, we are taken on an unexpected journey that turns initial assumptions upside down. Whilst questioning how easily society embraces ex-criminals, 16 Years Till Summer is a film that provides no easy answer to the far more painful question, 'when should love question itself?'