Sunset song. Metrodome Group
Renowned British filmmaker Terence Davies’ most ambitious film to date, SUNSET SONG, adapted from the classic novel by Scottish writer Lewis Grassic Gibbon, is set for release in the UK and Ireland on 4 December 2015 through Metrodome Distribution. The film will receive its World Premiere at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival; a UK Premiere at the BFI London Film Festival where it screens in Official Competition, plus a special Scottish Premiere closer to release. SUNSET SONG stars Agyness Deyn (PUSHER and the Coen Brothers’ forthcoming HAIL, CAESAR), Peter Mullan (TYRANNOSAUR, WAR HORSE) and Kevin Guthrie (SUNSHINE ON LEITH). Told with gritty poetic realism by Britain’s greatest living auteur, Terence Davies, SUNSET SONG laments the devastation of war and pays fine tribute to the endurance of the land. Set in a rural Scottish community, SUNSET SONG is driven by the young heroine Chris (Agyness Deyn) and her intense passion for life, the unsettled Ewan (Kevin Guthrie) and for the unforgiving land. The impact of the First World War is felt from afar, bringing the rapidly changing modern world to bear on this community in the harshest possible way. Yet, in a final moment of grace, Chris endures the great hardships. Now a woman of remarkable strength, she is able to draw from the ancient land in looking to the future. SUNSET SONG is an epic in emotional scale and deeply romantic at its core.