The film adaptation of a beloved north-east novel had it’s glitzy premier last night.
Sunset Song, based on the book by Lewis Grassic Gibbon was screened during the London Film Festival.
Liverpool director Terence Davies, shot scnes from the film in multiple north-east locations including Upper Deeside, Kincardineshire and The Mearns.
The film is set during the early part of the 20th century and tells the story of a young woman, Chris Guthrie, growing up in a dysfunctional north-east farming family and facing a struggle between tradition and change.
Sunset Song has been a 15-year-old project for Kensington-born filmmaker Davies who was committed to the idea of bringing Lewis Grassic Gibbons’ popular novel to the big screen.
After receiving glowing reviews from the Toronto and San Sebastian film festivals, it has finally made its UK debut.
The film stars Kevin Guthrie, best known for playing Ally in Sunshine on Leith, and Lancashire-born model-turned actress Agyness Deyn.
She quit the catwalk to concentrate on screen and stage roles, appearing in the 2010 film Clash of the Titans and in the West End, but made a much-anticipated runway return this month at the Saint Laurent show at Paris Fashion Week.