While Quentin Tarantino is hogging all the attention for going old school 70mm with this upcoming “The Hateful Eight,” he’s not the only filmmaker utilizing the format. Far more humbly, Terence Davies went analog for his upcoming “Sunset Song,” but with one key difference. The director used the widescreen scope for the exterior sequences of the movie, but went digital indoors, marking quite a different approach than Tarantino. And the results, as you’ll see in the first trailer, are lovely.
Starring Agyness Deyn, Peter Mullan, and Kevin Guthrie, and based on the novel by Lewis Grassic Gibbon, the story follows a farmer’s daughter who struggles to find love admist hardship and family dysfunction, with WWI looming in the background. It looks like tremendously lovely stuff and as Nikola wrote in our review out of TIFF, the picture is “a remarkable experience.”
“Sunset Song” opens in the U.K. on December 4th. No word yet on a U.S. release.