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Lyrically photographed in a blend of 65mm celluloid and responsive digital stock, Sunset Song tells the deeply moving story of Chris (Agyness Deyn), a young Scottish woman who struggles to forge her identity on the eve of the First World War. Chris is torn between the beauty of her Scottish homeland and the words and ideas to which she is exposed in her English education—which may yet lead her to a new, and potentially more fulfilling life. Chris must also contend with an abusive father (played magnificently by Peter Mullan, My Name is Joe), a man animated almost exclusively by his animal lusts. In this latter characterization—quite typical for the director’s autobiographical art—and in the poetic tone that the film so elegantly captures, this is very much the work of the great Terence Davies (Distant Voices, Still Lives; The House of Mirth), who for many is the most outstanding British director of his generation.
Director Terence Davies 2015 United Kingdom/Luxembourg 135 minutes NR DCP