Gallery: On location with Terence Davies and Agyness Deyn on Sunset Song

These photographs were taken on location in Scotland and New Zealand during the shoot of Terence Davies’ exquisite new adaptation of Lewis Grassic Gibbon’s classic novel Sunset Song.

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Terence Davies with stars Agyness Deyn and Peter Mullan. Deyn plays Chris Guthrie, a young woman living in rural, early 20th century Scotland with her abusive father (Peter Mullan)

Terence Davies with stars Agyness Deyn and Peter Mullan. Deyn plays Chris Guthrie, a young woman living in rural, early 20th century Scotland with her abusive father (Peter Mullan)

Filming a scene with Agyness Deyn on the beach

Filming a scene with Agyness Deyn on the beach

Director Terence Davies discusses a scene with Peter Mullan

Director Terence Davies discusses a scene with Peter Mullan

Cinematographer Michael McDonough (Winter’s Bone). The film’s magic-hour lit exteriors in the fields were shot with a 65mm Arriflex camera to help capture the rolling beauty of the landscape

Cinematographer Michael McDonough (Winter’s Bone). The film’s magic-hour lit exteriors in the fields were shot with a 65mm Arriflex camera to help capture the rolling beauty of the landscape

Terence Davies eyes up a shot through the 65mm lens

Terence Davies eyes up a shot through the 65mm lens

Terence Davies is acclaimed by many as Britain’s greatest living film director, following such modern classics as Distant Voices Still Lives (1988), The Long Day Closes (1992) and The House of Mirth (2000)

Terence Davies is acclaimed by many as Britain’s greatest living film director, following such modern classics as Distant Voices Still Lives (1988), The Long Day Closes (1992) and The House of Mirth (2000)

Davies talks through a scene with actors Agyness Deyn and Jack Greenlees, who play’s Chris’s brother, Will

Davies talks through a scene with actors Agyness Deyn and Jack Greenlees, who play’s Chris’s brother, Will

The director in the heavily trampled mud outside the Guthrie farmhouse

The director in the heavily trampled mud outside the Guthrie farmhouse

Preparing a scene on the hillside with Davies and his crew in silhouette

Preparing a scene on the hillside with Davies and his crew in silhouette

Deyn and Davies inside the Guthrie farmhouse

Deyn and Davies inside the Guthrie farmhouse

Davies against sunlight and lowering grey skies on the beach

Davies against sunlight and lowering grey skies on the beach

Watch the Sunset Song trailer

Sunset Song, backed by the BFI Film Fund, is in cinemas from 4 December 2015.

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