SUNSET SONG REVIEWED
“Sunset Song” is a tall order for American audiences. But, Terence Davies has never had that breakout film land here. Davies is a director that forgoes melodrama in favor of what’s real. While many could write off this film as being a World War I era history piece, there’s something more to it. Something more than the stunning 70mm shot visuals.
Intimate portrayals of Scottish rural life don’t set the world on fire and they’re not meant to do that. What this film achieves is the same as Davies’ other work. It takes you to another place and allows you to sympathize with the journey of another person. If you can’t swing that, then this film isn’t for you.
- 2.39:1 standard definition transfer
- Dolby Digital 5.1