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Image of movie Sunset Song
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Monografie: ZEIT FANGEN IN BILDERN UND WORTEN

Sunset Song

Terence Davies
Großbritannien, Luxemburg 2015
135min
OF
V'21

Eigentlich hatte Chris Guthrie keine Bauersfrau werden wollen, dann aber übernimmt sie doch den elterlichen Hof im Nordosten Schottlands. An ihrer Seite Ewan, der stark und gut und fleißig ist, aber kein Krieger. Schon wirft der Erste Weltkrieg seinen schwarzen Schatten... Davies Verfilmung des 1932 erschienenen, ersten Teils von Lewis Grassic Gibbons Roman-Trilogie A Scots Quair wurde außer in Schottland auch in Neuseeland gedreht, das einige spektakuläre Landschaftspanoramen beisteuert; aus der Natur schöpft die Protagonistin ihre Kraft und Davies eignet sich ihre Perspektive ohne Sentimentalität oder Zynismus an. (Alexandra Seitz)

Nach dem Screening findet ein Gespräch mit Terence Davies statt.
Nähere Infos hier.

Davies’ seventh feature is both a faithful adaptation of Lewis Grassic Gibbon’s esteemed 1932 Scottish novel and a potent testament to the bond between a people and their native land. It is the story of Chris Guthrie, a young woman of great promise who is constrained by familial duty and social convention. As embodied by Agyness Deyn’s fierce performance, Chris is a striking figure, standing out from her grim surroundings as if she were a light pointing the way towards the future. Arguably Davies’ most conventional film, SUNSET SONG nevertheless exhibits the exacting sensitivity to landscape and memory that defines all his work. The parish of Kinraddie is a lush, sun-dappled glen, emitting an almost spiritual force amidst the twin perils of poverty and war. Chris’s father (Peter Mullan) reflects the violence and patriarchal arrogance that is also part and parcel of old Scotland. Chris’s future husband Ewan (Kevin Guthrie), a man of warmth and good humor, offers a very different model of Scottish manhood, but he is warped beyond recognition by the horrors of World War I. Despite unspeakable hardship, Chris prevails, maintaining a dignity that belies her dire circumstances. (Michael Sicinski)

After the screening there is a talk with Terence Davies.
More info here.

Credits
  • Agyness Deyn - Chris Guthrie
  • Peter Mullan - Peter Guthrie, Chris' father
  • Kevin Guthrie - Ewan Tavendale
  • Jack Greenlees - Will Guthrie
  • Daniela Nardini - Jena Guthrie
  • Terence Davies
  • Michael McDonough
  • David Charap
  • Gast Waltzing
  • Andy Harris
  • Uli Simon
Hurricane Films, Iris Productions, Sell Out Pictures, Iris Group
Protagonist Pictures
DCP
Farbe
So. 24 Okt
16:15
Urania
OF
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