Fortissimo Films announced today that Magnolia Pictures has picked up North American rights to Terence Davies’ “Sunset Song.” The film, which stars Agyness Deyn and Kevin Guthrie, is based on a book of the same name by Lewis Grassic Gibbon and is a scenic depiction of rural Scottish life set in the early 1900s. “Sunset Song” opened earlier this month at the Toronto International Film Festival.
“Sunset Song” follows Chris (Agyness Deyn) and the rest of the Guthrie family as they attempt to scratch out a living in the unforgiving landscape of rural Scotland. Drawn towards the beautiful natural world around her and repelled by the violent people in her town, Chris spends her days dreaming of freedom, but when new opportunities present themselves, she may find that growing up is even harder than she had imagined. Terence Davies previous films include “The House of Mirth” and “The Long Day Closes.”
“Sunset Song” will next play at the San Sebastian International Film Festival and the BFI London Film Festival, and it will hit UK theaters in December of this year.
The film will receive its U.S. theatrical release in Spring 2016.