It's all very loose, its structure almost free form and secondary to its music, which takes center stage. There are many music video style interludes and different wild Super 8mm montages that remind you of a simpler time whether its daydreaming over album cover art or creating memories with your friends. It has a magical air, slightly rough, lived-in hipster quality.
"Stuart Murdoch, the lead singer and songwriter of Scottish indie-pop band Belle & Sebastian, also wrote the film's supremely melodic score as a stand-alone pop opera and nurtured it first as an album and then as a film project for a decade before a Kickstarter campaign, which inspired donors in 51 countries, helped make it a reality."
"The central figure is Eve (Emily Browning), an Australian frustrated songwriter far from home, hospitalized for depression and an eating disorder. Slipping out one night, she catches the eye of Anton (Pierre Boulanger), a sexy Swiss-German rocker performing at a local club. But it’s James (Olly Alexander), the sensitive bespectacled English guitarist and singer, who ends up taking care of her.
She keeps counting on narcissistic Anton to pass on her song demo to a pair of radio hosts known for launching new talent. In the meantime, Eve tags along to meet James’ rich music student, Cassie (Hannah Murray), another transplanted Brit, who completes the trio and forms a band one summer." Each of them are at their own crossroads.