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A Quiet Passion Rated 12A

A Quiet Passion

Dir. Terence Davies. UK, 2016. 2h 5m. Starring Cynthia Nixon, Jennifer Ehle, Keith Carradine, Duncan Duff, Jodhi May, Joanna Bacon, Catherine Bailey.

Tender portrait of 19th-century American poet and proto-feminist firebrand Emily Dickinson. This beautifully composed chamber drama explores her early days as a young schoolgirl, through to her later years as a reclusive unrecognised artist. Cynthia Nixon commands a superb performance as the writer who penned some of most important verses in American literature.

‘I'm thrilled to say that it's an absolute drop-dead masterwork.’ Richard Brody, The New Yorker

‘Arguably Terence Davies' most profoundly personal film since Of Time and the City.’ Geoff Andrew, Sight and Sound