Sunset Song

Synopsis: Spanning the 1910 decade, six years in the life of a girl named Chris, one of the numerous children of a tyrannical Scottish farmer. Years of high hopes and of disillusionment, of mirth and sorrow, of dreaming and toiling, of sweetness and violence, of love and hate, of peace and war. And in the end, the dignified loneliness of a new Chris, a woman who seems to have gone through several lives, now and forever as one with the land, the earth eternal...
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Terence Davies
  2 wins & 12 nominations.
135 min

I'm not deaf!

She's far too old for that.

She shouldnae be having another baby.

It's him.

It's the beast.

But don't worry.

His friend Jehovah will see to it all.

Hot water, jugs of it.

Pour me a basin of water, Chris,

and put plenty of soap nearby it.

- Do you hear me?

- Aye, Doctor! Only, she's feared.

She'll have a damned sight more to fear

when she's having a bairn of her own!

Pour out that water, quick!

It's twins.

We'll need more rooms.

More rooms?

Are we joining the gentry, Jean?


we're to bide here, then?

Content yourself.

I'll find a place.

I am a poor wayfaring stranger

A-wandering through this world of woe

And there's no sickness, toil or danger

In that great world to which I go

- I'm going home to see my father

- John, stop!


Get down, you brat!

We'd better loosen up at Portlethen

and not try the slug this night.

Damn it to hell, woman,

you think I'm made of silver?

I know we're not made of silver,

but we might all die of the night.

I'm only going over home

So that was how she came to Blawearie...

Oh, Kinraddie.

I'm going home to meet my mother

She said she'd meet me when I come

I'm only going over Jordan

I'm only going over home

God, you've stripped!

You'd make a fine lad, Chris.

Get out of there at once,

you shameful limmer!

Get your clothes on!

What can folks say if they see her

out here near naked?

If your neighbours haven't seen

a naked lass,

they must have fathered their own bairns

with their breeks on.

What's this I'm hearing about you

and some bitch from Drumlithie?

Aye, she's not a virgin either!


I'm off to the mart at Laurencekirk.

No other soul must handle the gun

but Father.


You and your guns.

What harm was in Will that he used it?

You'll come out to the barn with me.

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Terence Davies

Terence Davies (born 10 November 1945) is an English screenwriter, film director, novelist and actor. He is best known as the writer and director of Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988) and The Long Day Closes (1992) as well the collage film Of Time and the City (2008). more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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