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Florida Premiere

DIRECTED BY Terence Davies

Country: Luxembourg, UK
Language: English

Running Time: 135min
Film Year: 2015
Category: Knight Competition

Music of ethereal beauty, painterly images that evoke the ethos of a bygone era: there is no mistaking the look and feel of a Terence Davies film. Turning to Lewis Grassic Gibbon’s eponymous 1932 novel set in rural Scotland during the Great War, Davies has made what is perhaps his most epic and sublime film to date.

Peasant girl Chris Guthrie (elegantly embodied by the beautiful British model and actress Agyness Deyn) is our first-person heroine, narrating Sunset Song as a memoir. While toiling on the family farm under the close watch of her tyrannical father (the great Scottish character actor Peter Mullan), Chris finds romance with her handsome young neighbor Ewan. But tragedy swoops in: war is declared, Ewan is called away to fight, and somewhere in the midst of it all his character destroyed.

Davies’ most singular gift is his ability to rapturously recreate the tone, texture and rhythm of a time and a place very different from our modern world. Every frame of Sunset Song bears the fruits of this mastery, yet, just as importantly, the film also conveys the human heart in its eternal ricochet between resilience and fragility. – Jaie Laplante


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Director: Terence Davies
Producer: Roy Boulter, Sol Papadopoulos, Nicolas Steil
Screenwriter: Terence Davies

Music: Gast Waltzing
Cinematographer: Michael McDonough
Editor: David Charap

Cast: Agyness Deyn, Peter Mullan, Kevin Guthrie

Terence Davies

Terence Davies is from Liverpool. His feature films include Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988) and The Long Day Closes (1992), which will screen at Miami Beach Cinematheque as part of the From The Vault program at this year’s Festival. Davies’ other features include The Neon Bible (1995), The House of Mirth (2000), and The Deep Blue Sea (2011), which screened at the Festival.