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Trailer Watch: A Scottish Woman Struggles with Abuse in Period Drama ‘Sunset Song’

Trailer Watch: A Scottish Woman Struggles with Abuse in Period Drama 'Sunset Song'

If you loved “The Danish Girl” star Alicia Vikander in her real breakout role of 2015, “Testament of Youth,” as much as we did, you might want to keep your eye out for “Sunset Song,” another war-time, coming-of-age period drama based on a book that’s centered on a female protagonist.

Agyness Deyn (“Hail, Caesar!”) stars as Chris Guthrie, whose abusive farmer father thinks that being flesh and blood gives him the license to “do with [her] what [he] will.” 

Chris marries a loving man wholly unlike her father, but he returns home from war a changed man. “I am not frightened of you,” Chris insists. But her husband, who seems to suffer from PTSD, is terrifying, and their relationship starts to resemble the toxic one she endured with her father. 

The film is set in Scotland, and the scenery looks stunning.

“Sunset Song” opens in the UK in December. A U.S. release date has yet to be set. 

[via The Guardian]

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