directed by
Terence Davies


based on the novel by Louis Grassic Gibbon


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 - 2016 : OFCS Award Best Non-U.S. Release 

International Cinephile Society Awards - 2016 : ICS Award 

British Independent Film Awards - 2015 : Nomination in the category "Most Promising Newcomer" (Agyness Deyn) 

London Film Festival - 2015 : Nomination in the category "Best Film" 

San Sebastian International Film Festival - 2015 : Nomination in the category "Golden Seashell Best Film"


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.