Around 170 enthusiastic fans turned out this week for a special screening of the recently adapted ‘Sunset Song’ at the Grassic Gibbon Centre.
The film, which will have its general cinema release tomorrow, Friday December 4, brings to life the 1932 novel of the same name by author Lewis Grassic Gibbon.
It tell’s the story of Aberdeenshire farm girl Chris Guthrie (Agyness Deyn) as she searches for her independence against the odds, in an epic rites of passage story set just before the First World War.
The special showing was the first of it’s kind to be staged at the Grassic Gibbon Centre, attracting a wide range of age’s and nationalities to Arbuthnott to see the film.
Chairman of the Centre, Jim Brown, says he was very pleased with the turnout on the night.
Speaking after the showing, he said: “There’s been great support here tonight.
“In fact, we could have sold out twice over, there were a lot of disappointed people who we couldn’t get in tonight.
“We hope there will be a spin off effect from the film and more people will now take an interest in Grassic Gibbon.”
Speaking on the film, Mr. Brown said he was delighted with it even though some parts of the novel were missed out.
“I thought the film was outstanding an outstanding interpretation of the book itself, I would have some reservations though.
“If you’ve read the book then bit’s and pieces aren’t there but over all the adaptation was very good.
“We all have our favourite bits in the book, some of them were in and some were out but overall I’m delighted with the film.”