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Coming of Age, Period and Historical
Set in North East Scotland, Sunset Song depicts the life of Chris Guthrie, a farmer’s girl growing up at the beginning of the 20th century. Poor and remote, the family struggle under the violent rule of their father yet Chris remains dedicated to her books and loyal to her family’s land. This is an adaptation of a classic Scottish novel which initially shocked readers with its course depiction of childbirth and sex. Made by British director Terence Davies, known for his nostalgia for the past, as well as exposing the family’s suffering, the film celebrates the land and the community through luscious shots of the landscape. Taking love, death and World War One in her stride, the film reveals Chris to be one of literature’s great female characters and an enduring symbol of hope.
A resource to support young people to explore Scottish identity and language through personal and national themes.
Activities to support engagement, debate and reflection alongside an Into Film Festival screening from the See It, Be It strand.
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Our new Scotland on Film resource is designed to celebrate Scotland's rich contribution to film and help teachers engage with film as a core learning tool.
Reading time 5 mins
We are very excited to add rising star Kevin Guthrie to our growing list of film industry ambassadors from across the UK.
Reading time 3 mins
We are excited to work with Kevin Guthrie, an extremely talented and passionate actor, in promoting film across the UK.
Reading time 3 mins
A selection of films which explore teenage life, specifically the transition from adolescence into adulthood.
Suitable forAll ages
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