Directed by: Terence Davies
Total Runtime: 135 min
Country of Origin: UK/Luxembourg
Best Non-US Release, Online Film Critics Society Awards; Most Promising Newcomer, British Independent Film Awards; Official Selection, Toronto International Film Festival.
“Ravishing cinematography…verdant pastoral idylls…hints of Vermeer…A lyrical triumph”
In this intimate portrayal of hope, tragedy, and love in the early 20th century, based on the novel by Lewis Grassic Gibbon, a young woman endures the hardships of rural Scottish life. Driven by her intense passion for life, for the unsettling Ewan and for the unforgiving land, she yearns for the future – but when change does finally arrive in her village, it comes in the form of World War I, bringing the modern world to her community in the harshest possible way. Master auteur Terence Davies crafts this epic with gritty poetic realism, and Sunset Song is both epic in emotional scale and deeply romantic at its core.