Agyness Deyn stars in a beautiful, emotionally powerful period drama of love, family and war.
At the turn of the 20th century, life is tough for proud, life-embracing farm girl Chris Guthrie (Agyness Deyn) in the poverty-stricken Scottish rural community of Kinraddie. Her farmer father (Peter Mullan) is a tyrannical religious manic who beats her brother (Jack Greenlees) and forces himself on her mother. As the family shatters in the wake of a brace of tragedies, Chris finds herself drawn to handsome neighbour Ewan (Kevin Guthrie). But the outbreak of the Great War is about to change everybody's lives forever.
Visionary British director Terence Davies, whose credits include the multiple award-winning 'Distant Voices, Still Lives', conjures up a poetic, visually stunning adaptation of Lewis Grassic Gibbon's great Scottish novel. Model-turned-actress Agyness Deyn delivers a mesmerising performance, while Peter Mullan is on top terrifying form as the violent patriarch.