Sunset Song: Terence Davies New Film

Magnolia Pictures has acquired North American rights to Terence Davies’ period drama Sunset Song, following its world premiere at the Toronto Film Fest.

Fortissimo Films, which handled the sale, has recently locked deals with Metrodome Distribution for the U.K. and Ireland, and Festival Films for Spain.

“Sunset Song” will screen in competition at the upcoming San Sebastian Film Festival and the BFI London Film Festival, with Metrodome releasing it in the U.K. on December 4.

The movie is based on Lewis Grassic Gibbon’s 1932 novel about a farming family struggling to eke out a living in northeast Scotland.  Agyness Deyn and Kevin Guthrie star in the picture, which is about the impact of World War I.

The film is a U.K./Luxembourg co-production presented by the BFI Film Fund, Film Fund Luxembourg, Creative Scotland and BBC Scotland. “Sunset Song” is produced by Hurricane Films’ Roy Boulter and Sol Papadopoulos and Iris Productions’ Nicolas Steil. I t’s executive produced by SellOutPictures’ Bob Last.