Sunset Song

Sunset Song

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"The daughter of a Scottish farmer comes of age in the early 1900s"
Copyright Date: ♭2016
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 136 min.) :,sound, colour ;,12 cm., in container
video file, DVD video, region 1, rda
digital, optical, surround, Dolby 5.1, rda


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Dec 14, 2017

I waited since 2014 for this to come out after reading on BBC/Scotland that it was in production. It was slow (even by my patient standards.) I wasn't enthusiastic with the portrayal of Chris, the long-suffering dutiful daughter to an brut of a father; Mullen played his part to perfection; the husband was fairly well played by KG, but I agree with a previous review his story was poorly developed on this point of going to war, what it did to him.

Nearly an entire generation of men was lost, millions died during the war and returned home with horrid physical & mental wounds people did not understand. In the last 5 years there have been many films finally exploring this subject. The Imperial War Museum in London is an excellent place to visit for a simulation of this specific war.

When I read this years ago it was a labor, but now I feel LGG & his Socialist beliefs were so evident in his writing. The land endures, so many Scots even today carry this belief almost as part of their DNA. For those who've walked the paths, the land gets under your skin, one becomes attached to Scotland in a very strange way. I've come to appreciate this lament.

Jun 30, 2017

Slow, lyrical, "I am glad I didn't live in that time" movie.

May 10, 2017

Slow and painful to watch.

Mar 06, 2017

This film is very beautiful to look at, but is disappointing in some ways. For example, the way in which the war brutalizes Ewan is not portrayed convincingly, nor is Chris's understanding of his actions.

Feb 11, 2017

Action fans. Skip this film. You will not like it. Trump fans. Skip this film. You will not like it. I would rather you not see it and then write inane half star commentaries. Master film director Terence Davies had to wait ten years before he got financing to make this new film.

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