directed by
Terence Davies


Terence Davies


Agyness Deyn
Peter Mullan

Technical data

Year: 2015
Language: English
Country: Scotland, UK, Luxembourg
Duration: 136min
Producers: Nicolas Steil - Iris Productions;
Hurricane Films (UK);
SellOut Pictures - BFI - Creative Scotland -BBC Scotland (UK);
Distribution: Fortissimo

Awards and festivals

Online Film Critics Society Awards, Won OFCS Award Best Non-U.S. Release - 2016;

International Cinephile Society Awards, won ICS Award - 2016;

British Independent Film Awards for Most Promising Newcomer Agyness Deyn - UK - 2015

London Film Festival, Nominated for Best Film Terence Davies - UK - 2015

San Sebastian International Film Festival, Nominated Golden Seashell Best Film, Terence Davies - 2015;


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.