Thornbury Picture House: Sunset Song
Cossham Hall, Thornbury
Set in the early 20th century, Chris Guthrie, an intelligent farmers daughter in north-eastern Scotland struggles for love amid hardship and family misfortune. After her mother, a poverty-stricken woman broken by repeated childbirths takes her own life, the resilient young Chris must manage the farm in her absence and when her father has a stroke she is left on the land with 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.