By Terence DAVIES


Drama - Completed 2014

Terence Davies’ film, inspired by Lewis Grassic Gibbon’s acclaimed novel, follows from childhood, through motherhood to premature widowhood an incomparable central female character - Chris Guthrie - within the unique Scotish landscapes of early 1900's.

& Awards

Online Film Critics Society Awards 2015
Won OFCS Award Best Non-U.S. Release
British Independent Film Awards 2015
British Independent Film Award Most Promising Newcomer Agyness Deyn
London Film Festival 2015
Nominated Best Film Official Competition Terence Davies
San Sebastian International Film Festival 2015
Nominated Golden Seashell Best Film Terence Davies
International Cinephile Society Awards 2016
Won ICS Award Best Picture Not Released in 2015
BAFTA Scotland Awards 2016
Nominated BAFTA Scotland Award Best Feature Film
Evening Standard British Film Awards 2016
Nominated Evening Standard British Film Award Most Promising Newcomer Agyness Deyn
Indiewire Critics' Poll 2016
Nominated ICP Award Best Overlooked Film
    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Drama, Romance
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 5 - 10 M$
    • Duration
    • 135 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Terence DAVIES
    • Writer(s)
    • Terence DAVIES
    • Producer(s)
    • Nicolas STEIL (Iris Productions), Roy BOULTER (Hurricane Films), Sol PAPADOPOULOS (Hurricane Films)
    • Synopsis
    • Set in the early 20th century, Chris Guthrie, a farmer’s daughter in north-eastern Scotland struggles for love amid hardship and family misfortune. After her mother, a poverty-stricken woman broken by repeated childbirths, poisons herself and her baby twins the resilient young Chris must manage the farm in her absence. When her father has a stroke and becomes bedridden, though also eager for an incestuous relationship, she is left on the land by her closest ally and friend, her brother. Finally she finds love, only to wave her new husband off to the Great War. She remains on the farm, connected to a land about to be changed forever by the onset of technology and war.