Sunset Song (2016)
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Sunset Song (2016)

Genre
Drama
Release Date
May 13, 2016
Studio
Magnolia Pictures
Official Site
http://www.magpictures.com/sunsetsong/
Genre
Drama
Release Date
May 13, 2016
MPAA Rating
R
Duration
135 minute(s)
Production Budget
-
Studio
Magnolia Pictures
Official Site
http://www.magpictures.com/sunsetsong/
Director
Terence Davies
Producer
Roy Boulter, Sol Papadopoulos, Nicolas Steil
Screenwriter
Terence Davies
Starring
  • Agyness Deyn as Lily O'Connor
  • Kevin Guthrie
  • Peter Mullan
  • Jack Greenlees
  • Ian Pirie
  • Hugh Ross
  • Niall Greig Fulton

The film takes place during the early years of the twentieth century, with the conflicts and choices a young woman experiences reflecting the struggle between tradition and change; a struggle that continues to resonate today.

Set in a rural community, "Sunset Song" is driven by the young heroine Chris and 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 at once epic in emotional scale and deeply romantic at its core, given power by Terence Davies' unflinching poetic realism.