Based on a novel by Lewis Grassic Gibbon, Terence Davies staged the career of a young farmer’s daughter in Sunset song.
There are some strokes of fate in the Scottish farming family, Guthrie: internally broken mother kills themselves and their newborn twins, the youngest children move to aunt and uncle to Aberdeen and the oldest, Chris and her brother will, must help her father, to maintain the farm. But soon Argentina settles will after.
Alone with her father debilitated by an attack Chris must quickly learn to take responsibility and to lead the Court. In the constant threat of a possibly erupting war on the European continent and the advances of her father’s, the young girl faces the decision to grow up quickly or to perish miserably.