Set over one February weekend, Hinterland is the story of two old friends who escape the city for a trip full of nostalgia, love and new beginnings.
A tender, heartfelt exploration of absence, presence and the silence in between, Harry Macqueen’s debut feature is a masterpiece in the unsaid and the unseen.
Harvey and Lola grew up together, regularly visiting Harvey’s family cottage. Then they grew up, Harvey returning home to get his head down and make some money, Lola leaving the country to live a life of travelling and adventure. A few years down the line, Harvey and Lola are re-united for a weekend away in the old cottage. As conversation gets earnest and the pair settle in to each other’s company, nuances of a relationship more complicated than friendship begin to emerge – but they may be drifting away from each other faster than they realize.
Every aspect of ‘Hinterland’ works towards immersing the audience into the dreamy atmosphere of Harvey and Lola’s weekend. Ben Hecking ‘s sweeping cinematography allows us to take in the unfettered majesty of the British landscape while Macqueen’s script drags us into the muddy waters of the pair’s relationship.