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Sunset Song


The daughter of a Scottish farmer comes of age in the early 1900s.

Actors: Peter Mullan , Agyness Deyn , Kevin Guthrie , Hugh Ross , Douglas Rankine , Ian Pirie , Niall Greig Fulton , Jim Sweeney , Jack Greenless , Ron Donachie
Directors: Terence Davies
Release: 2016-05-13
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  • Nikola Grozdanovic

    With his monumental control of the camera —at times staying with characters during quiet moments of anticipation, at others panning slowly 360 degrees to envelop us in the entirety of the environment— Davies directs the most refined coming-of-age story cinema has seen in recent years.

    The Playlist Full Review
  • David D'Arcy

    A tour de force of drama, composition and colour.

    Screen International Full Review
  • Ian Freer

    Deyn is a revelation in a difficult but rewarding take on Scottish rural life. The most English of directors has done a Scottish classic proud.

    Empire Full Review
  • Tom Huddleston

    A lusty ballad of love and heartbreak sung with passion and power, and just a handful of off-key notes.

    Time Out London Full Review
  • Deborah Young

    It is a rare director who dares to embrace the slow, meditative rhythms of a classic novel without feeling the need to modernize or accelerate it, but Davies uses the measured pace to unfold his poetic vision of the Scottish peasantry and their attachment to the land.

    The Hollywood Reporter Full Review
  • Ben Nicholson

    While there is hardship and anguish, Davies' deliberate and treatment of the source material ultimately lessens the dramatic impact even while it retains its splendour.

    CineVue Full Review
  • Henry Barnes

    It’s all fairly indulgent. But Sunset Song also has a viciousness that stops it falling too deep into a slumber

    The Guardian Full Review
  • Tim Robey

    There are gorgeous things about it, there’s one really good performance, and reminders of Davies’ transcendent style ripple through the film. But it also feels broken and cumbersome, weighed down by a number of decisions that simply don’t work.

    The Telegraph Full Review
  • Peter Debruge

    In full anamorphic 65mm splendor, the resulting landscapes are lovely, as is the face of relative newcomer Agyness Deyn in the role of hardy Scottish heroine Chris Guthrie, although the underlying feelings are all but lost, rendered in a difficult-to-fathom Scottish dialect and withheld by Davies’ overly genteel directorial approach.

    Variety Full Review
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