A Quiet Passion

A Quiet Passion
  • 2016
  • UK
  • 125 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Terence Davies
  • Written by: Terence Davies
  • Cast: Cynthia Nixon, Jennifer Ehle, Duncan Duff
  • UK release: 7 April 2017

Emily Dickinson (Nixon) is a quick-witted, intelligent woman living in 19th century Amherst, Mass., debating with her Catholic lawyer father (Carradine) and pious aunt (Badland). Compelling portrait of the great American poet, with brilliant work from Ehle as Emily’s younger sister and a barnstorming performance from Nixon, combining wit with vulnerability.

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A Quiet Passion

22 Feb 20174 stars

GFF 2017: Cynthia Nixon astonishes in Terence Davies' typically astute take on the life of poet Emily Dickinson

Filmmaker Terence Davies has proved an astute observer of the plight of women encumbered by expectation, whether familial or societal, with films such as The House of Mirth, The Deep Blue Sea and 2015's Sunset Song featuring strong women fighting…

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