Sunset Song

Sunset Song

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Lush, Scottish drama from Terence Davies (The Deep Blue Sea), based on Lewis Grassic Gibbon’s 1932 novel about a farming family struggling to eke out a living against the devastation of World War I. More

"It’s the early 20th-century in rural Scotland and Chris Guthrie is a young woman with plans. Excelling at her schooling and in possession of a burgeoning independent streak, she seems destined for a job in teaching. But family life has its own pull and her religious father exerts a formidable force on his brood, as well as on her mother whose body he treats as both refuge and battleground. As the constellation of her family shifts around her and romance comes calling, Chris grows into womanhood just as the First World War begins to devastate a generation." (London Film Festival)

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2015Rating: M, Mature themes, violence, sex and nudity136 minsUK, Luxembourg
Drama

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Sunset Song | Reviews

81%115 reviews

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Flicks, Aaron Yap

Flicks, Aaron Yap

For sheer rapturous beauty, Terence Davies’s Sunset Song might be the film to top this year. This long-gestating adaptation of Lewis Grassic Gibbon’s classic 1932 Scottish novel is as lyrical, immaculate and acutely evocative of period and setting as anything the British director has crafted in his criminally none-too-prolific career.

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Variety

Variety

We're left with little to do but admire the scenery.

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Time Out

Time Out

A lusty ballad of love and heartbreak sung with passion and power.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

The film pointedly contrasts the splendour of the Scottish landscape with the punishingly austere lives of the farmers who toil in the fields.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Deyn, in the best role of her burgeoning career, has the right mix of tenderness and tenacity to make Chris feel real in a world that often doesn't.

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Stuff

Stuff

Reminiscent of 2015's Far From the Madding Crowd, Davies' Song is an intimate epic with a compelling heroine at its core.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

A moving and intimate coming of age drama.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

"Sunset Song"... falls short of the intended cumulative effect, its emotional power undercut by its studied, episodic unfolding.

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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

Agyness Deyn's performance is one for the ages.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Visually stunning and emotionally engrossing.

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Sunset Song | Release Details

Sunset Song is available to stream in Australia now on Google Play and Apple TV and SBS On Demand and Prime Video Store.