Sunset Song: Terrence Davies’ Bitter Vision of a Pastoral Scottish Classic

The film boasts splendid visuals and peerless period design, yet Davies’ most conspicuous contribution to this version of the story is his distinctive blend of unabashed nostalgia and bitter cynicism.


Andrew Wyatt is a lifelong St. Louis native and a freelance writer on film art. Read his essays on classic, cult, and contemporary cinema at and follow along with his film addiction at


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