'Sunset Song', based on Lewis Grassic Gibbon's 1932 novel of the same name, is an intimate epic of hope, tragedy and love told with gritty poetic realism by Britain’s greatest living auteur.
At the dawn of The Great War, Chris Guthrie (Agyness Deyn), a young woman living in a remote farming community in northern Scotland, is conflicted by her intense passion for life, for the unsettling Ewan and for the unforgiving land. The First World War reaches out from afar, bringing the modern world to bear on the community in the harshest possible way, yet in a final moment of grace, Chris endures, now a woman of remarkable strength who is able to draw from the ancient land in looking to the future.
'Sunset Song' is a moving portrait of one woman's attempt to find happiness.
★★★★ "The most English of directors has done a Scottish classic proud" - Ian Freer, Empire
★★★★ "A lyrical triumph" - Mark Kermode's Film of the Week, The Observer