Magazine article Screen International

Terence Davies’ 'Sunset Song' Gets UK Deal

Magazine article Screen International

Terence Davies’ 'Sunset Song' Gets UK Deal

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Fortissimo has secured a deal with Metrodome for UK and Irish rights to Terence Davies' anticipated drama, Sunset Song, ahead of the film's world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival next month.

Metrodome has all rights excluding TV - which belong to BBC - and will release in Q4, 2015.

Agyness Deyn (Pusher), Peter Mullan (Tyrannosaur) and Kevin Guthrie (The Legend of Barney Thomson), star in the early 1900s coming-of-age story in which the daughter of a Scottish farmer draws strength from the land in order to cope with her harsh reality.

Based on the novel by Scottish writer Lewis Grassic Gibbon, the film will also feature in competition at the San Sebastian Film Festival.

The deal was negotiated between Fortissimo Films' Nicole Mackey, evp of international sales, and Metrodome's head of acquisitions Giles Edwards and MD Jezz Vernon.

Sunset Song marks the first film by Davies since 2011 drama The Deep Blue Sea. …

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