Douglas Rankine / Sunset Song
Douglas Rankine will be playing Long Rob in the highly anticipated feature film adaptation of Lewis Grassic Gibbon’s 1932 classic novel
Internationally renowned director Terence Davies is at the helm of the film in which Agyness Deyn plays protagonist Chris Guthrie, a young woman coming of age as her family is beset by tragedy during a time of great social upheaval and unrest, the story is set in the early 20th Century in north-east Scotland and also stars Peter Mullan and Kevin Guthrie.
Hurricane Films co-producer Sol Papadopoulos said: "We were drawn to Terence's unique script and vision and, after looking at the initial rushes, we truly believe we're capturing something really special. With Terence's distinctive style, and themes that are as relevant today as they were in the early 20th Century, we're confident Sunset Song will resonate with audiences the world over."
Ben Roberts, director of the BFI’s film fund: “Terence Davies is one of our finest filmmakers, whose visually stunning and emotionally penetrating films have opened the eyes, hearts and minds of audiences around the world. We are excited beyond belief by how he is working with the landscape and bringing his long-cherished Sunset Song to the big screen.”
Ewan Angus, BBC Scotland’s commissioning editor: “Sunset Song is one of the classic Scottish novels and it’s a book which really resonates with all age groups, so we’re delighted to support this latest dramatisation.”
Caroline Parkinson, director of creative development at Creative Scotland: “It’s great to see an iconic and well-known Scottish story being translated to the big screen by an internationally renowned director.”
Sunset Song has been filming in Scotland, Luxembourg and New Zealand.