Terence Davies – director – Sunset Song
Terence Davies is one of great living European directors. His new film SUNSET SONG is a confirmation of his talent, his views and his craftmanship. In this movie, he sticks with his style and his passion for telling about the past, either his own or not. Talking to him, we’ll find out why modern times have no appeal on him, or almost none.
SUNSET SONG: Scotland, early 20th century. The Guthrie family falls apart when their mother dies. The young children are sent to live with their aunt and uncle, while adolescent Chris stays with her brother and father to work on the farm. The two men have a stormy relationship and the brother soon emigrates to Argentina, leaving the weight of running the farm on the girl’s shoulders. When her father dies, Chris decides that her bond with the land is too strong to search for a job in the city. So she marries a farmer, Ewan Tavendale, and has a child with him. But her re-found happiness is shattered when the war breaks out.