British auteur Terence Davies had one of the most vivid visual styles to grace the arthouse scene in the late eighties and early nineties. This was soon followed by a long period of inactivity brought about by mainstream indifference. Thankfully, that all seems to have changed after 2012’s “The Deep Blue Sea,” with two new films set for release in 2016.
Last year, Davies premiered one of them, “Sunset Song,” at the Toronto International Film Festival, and the period drama will be out in the United States this summer courtesy of Magnolia Pictures. Indiewire has an exclusive poster, which you can check out below.
Like most of Davies’ work, “Sunset Song” deals with the internal struggle between an individual’s battle for independence and genuine emotions against the rigid conformity of the society around them. This time around, Davies focuses a young woman named Chris (Agyness Deyn), a quiet intellectual who is desperate to escape the brutality of her rural community, including her violent father (Peter Mullan). Soon, the arrival of both love and war change her life forever.
The film was adapted from the famous 1932 novel written by Scottish author Lewis Grassic Gibbon. “Sunset Song” will be out on May 13.