Sunset Song Film Set for Scottish Release (via BBC)

A film adaptation of one of Scotland’s best-loved novels – Sunset Song – will be released in the UK in December.

Peter Mullan and former model Agyness Deyn star in Lewis Grassic Gibbon’s tale, which was shot on location in Aberdeenshire, New Zealand and Luxembourg.

Published in 1932, Sunset Song follows a farming family struggling to make a living in north east Scotland leading up to World War One.

The release will be on 4 December.

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RIP Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (1927-2013) – A minute of silence to one of the greatest screenwriters of all time. The Merchant/Ivory were what they were not only because of producer Ismail Merchant and director James Ivory but also because of its impecable writer, famous for their several film adaptations of literature classics from E.M. Forster, Henry James and Kazuo Ishiguro. She wrote 22 Merchant/Ivory productions, including her two Oscar winning scripts for A Room with a View and Howards End, and the nominated The Remains of the Day. Starting with The Householder (1963) and ending with The City of Your Final Destination (2010), one of the very few she didn’t write for the company was Maurice (1987). The only exception with another personel was Madame Sousatzka (1988), which was directed by John Schlesinger.Jhabvala died in her home from complications of a pulmonar disorder on 3 April 2013 at the age of 85

It’s time for Scotland to bring out her dead | Kevin McKenna | Comment is free | The Observer

It’s time for Scotland to bring out her dead | Kevin McKenna | Comment is free | The Observer