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First pictures of new Sunset Song film starring supermodel Agyness Deyn

Filming on the set of the film adaptation of the Lewis Grassic Gibbon novel Sunset Song has begun in Scotland.

Agnyess Deyn and Kevin Guthrie. Sunset Song Ltd/Iris Productions SA 2014
Agnyess Deyn and Kevin Guthrie. Sunset Song Ltd/Iris Productions SA 2014

Director Terence Davies is at the helm of the film, which boasts a cast including Peter Mullen, Sunshine on Leith's Kevin Guthrie and supermodel Agyness Deyn.

Shooting began in New Zealand, to capture the March harvest season, and was followed by interior work at Filmland in Luxembourg.

The UK-Luxembourg co-production is now completing a key period of production in Scotland, the novel's spiritual home.

The story is set in the early 20th Century in north-east Scotland, where Agyness Deyn plays protagonist Chris Guthrie, a young woman coming of age as her family is beset by tragedy during a time of great social upheaval and unrest.

Hurricane Films co-founder Sol Papadopoulos commented: "We were drawn to Terence's unique script and vision and, after looking at the initial rushes, we truly believe we're capturing something really special. With Terence's distinctive style, and themes that are as relevant today as they were in the early 20th Century, we're confident Sunset Song will resonate with audiences the world over."

Ben Roberts, director of the BFI Film Fund said: "Terence Davies is one of our finest filmmakers, whose visually stunning and emotionally penetrating films have opened the eyes, hearts and minds of audiences around the world. We are excited beyond belief by how he is working with the landscape and bringing his long-cherished Sunset Song to the big screen, supporting our fifth film with Scottish roots after Under The Skin, Sunshine On Leith, The Angels' Share and For Those In Peril.

Caroline Parkinson, director of creative development at Creative Scotland added: "We are delighted to have supported Terence Davies' Sunset Song in partnership with the BFI, Luxembourg Film Fund and BBC Scotland, on this cultural project to realise a classic Scottish novel. It's great to see an iconic and well-known Scottish story being translated to the big screen by an internationally renowned director."

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