Sunset Song

  • Wed Sept 7
  • Fri Sept 9
Sunset Song
Terrence Davies
Agyness Deyn, Kevin Guthrie, Peter Mullan

Amidst a ravishing rural Scotland of the early 1900s, Chris Guthrie endures a cruel upbringing, a blissful marriage, and heartbreak as her young man is swallowed into the cataclysm of WWI in this sweeping epic by master filmmaker Terrence Davies. “The rolling green meadows and the radiant face of Chris Guthrie (Agyness Deyn)… fuse into a luminous vision of the land and the people tending it.… Like most of Mr. Davies’s films, Sunset Song makes you see the world through his sorrowful eyes. He is a die-hard romantic, whose acute sensitivity to the passage of time conveys a bittersweet awareness of the fragility of beauty, which, for him, is synonymous with melancholy. What we call the present is really the past” (NY Times) “This is a story that explicitly counterpoints the passing joys of youth and love (here called the ‘lovely things … that didn’t endure, and the lovelier for that’) with that unending glorious earth…As ever, so much of Davies’s distinction is in his compositional sense, his way of configuring a family group scene as a portrait or even a still life, frozen in an epiphany of sadness or torment.” (Guardian)


Ithaca Premiere
DCP color
2 hours 15 minutes
release year/country
2015 UK