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
RELEASE DATE: 8/23/16
- Video - 93%93%
- Audio - 89%89%
- Supplemental Material - 0%0%
- Film Score - 90%90%
The Plot Thus Far
SUNSET SONG is an 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, Terence Davies. 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.