“A tour de force of drama, composition and colour.”
David D’Arcy, Screen Daily
“Davies directs the most refined coming-of-age story cinema has seen in recent years.”
Nikola Grozdanovic, The Playlist
“With Sunset Song [Terence Davies has] again made a prize of beauty and found peace in the past.”
Henry Barnes, The Guardian
“British filmmaker Terence Davies is back with a stirring and gorgeous 1900s romance.”
Tom Huddleston, Time Out
“Terence Davies’ emotionally resonant Sunset Song breathes life into Lewis Grassic Gibbons’ epic Scottish novel.”
Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter
“It’s slow and deliberate, but allow its carefully calibrated beauty to work on you and you’ll be rewarded. Forget star power. That’s the real power of cinema.”
Brian Tallerico, RogerEbert.com
After wowing crowds at the Toronto and San Sebastian film festivals, Sunset Song is set to have its UK premiere during the London Film Festival on October 15th, where it plays in competition.
The film is Terence Davies’ much awaited adaptation of Lewis Grassic Gibbons’ popular Scottish novel of the same name. It takes place in Scotland 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.
Sunset Song is at once epic in emotional scale and deeply romantic at its core, given power by Terence Davies’ unflinching poetic realism.
Producer Sol Papadopoulos said, ‘This is Terence Davies’ ‘intimate epic’ his passion for the book is masterfully captured on screen in glorious 70mm and digital by DoP Michael McDonough, and beautifully designed by Andy Harris. Agyness Deyn and Kevin Guthrie leap from the screen – as the emotion envelopes you.’
Sunset Song marks Hurricane Films’ second film with Terence Davies after Of Time and the City (2009), with a third collaboration, A Quiet Passion, set to come out next year.