Filmmaker Terence Davies’ (The Deep Blue Sea, The House of Mirth) intimate epic of hope, tragedy and love is set at the dawning of the Great War. The film takes place during the early years of the twentieth century, with the conflicts and choices a young woman experiences reflecting the struggle between tradition and change; a struggle that continues to resonate today. Set in a rural Scottish community, the drama is driven by the young heroine Chris (Agyness Deyn) and her intense passion for life, for the unsettling Ewan (Kevin Guthrie) and for the unforgiving land. The First World War reaches out from afar, bringing the modern world to bear on the community in the harshest possible way, yet in a final moment of grace, Chris endures, now a woman of remarkable strength who is able to draw from the ancient land in looking to the future. Based on the novel by Lewis Grassic Gibbon, Sunset Song is at once epic in emotional scale and deeply romantic at its core, given power by Davies’ unflinching poetic realism.