Sunset Song

Sunset Song

DVD - 2016
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Follows the life of a Scottish farm girl, Chris, as she searches for her independence against the odds, in an epic rite of passage story set just before the First World War.&#x00A0%x;The war and the struggles Chris endures test her resolve for love and her idyllic country farm life.
Publisher: Los Angeles, California : Magnolia Home Entertainment, [2016]
Branch Call Number: DVD SUNSET
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (136 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
digital,optical,surround,Dolby digital 5.1
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video file,DVD video,region 1

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singidunum_25
Oct 19, 2018

Painfully slow with skipping story line, but with beautiful nature shots. Showing on Netflix right now.

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lReaderl
Aug 12, 2018

This was a beautiful film--you can really tell by the picture quality and the beautiful landscape views. The story itself was interesting, yet very slow. I feel like we could have seen more of the brother in the film (and what happened to him), as well as life on the farm and how Chris (main character) lived. The film seemed to highlight only the most important moments of Chris's life in extreme detail--her wedding, birth, deaths, and separation from family members. It focused on the times that were most "important" events, and how she lived through them and grew into herself and came to accept life and how she changed, like nature.

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IV27HUjg
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.

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empbee
Jun 30, 2017

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

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catherinejoy
May 10, 2017

Slow and painful to watch.

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uncommonreader
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.

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voisjoe1_0
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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