Sunset Song is Terence Davies’ intimate epic of hope, tragedy and love at the dawning of the Great War. A young woman’s endurance against the hardships of rural Scottish life, based on the novel by Lewis Grassic Gibbon, told with gritty poetic realism by Britain’s greatest living auteur. The film takes place 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. Catalan première
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London/ San Sebastián
Terence Davies’ filmography is divided between films that speak of his own memories and others that recreate them through great literary references. Born into a humble and very Catholic family, his cinema has become a living portrait of Europe in the 19th and 20th centuries, aesthetically sublime and elegantly caustic with the conservative values that saw him grow.
Filmography: Benediction (2021, D’A 2022), Historia de una pasión (2016), Sunset Song (2015, D’A 2016), The Deep Blue Sea (2011, D’A 2012), Of Time and the City (2008), La casa de la alegría (2000), La biblia de neón (1995), El largo día acaba (1992), Voces distantes (1988), The Terence Davies Trilogy (1983)