A QUIET PASSION

Rating: PG
Length: 125 mins
Cast:
Cynthia Nixon, Jennifer Ehle, Duncan Duff
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The story of American poet Emily Dickinson from her early days as a young schoolgirl to her later years as a reclusive, unrecognized artist.

“An austerely beautiful film” **** David Stratton.TWA.

“Terence Davies masterful new movie plays out in the sunny gardens and lamp-lighted drawing rooms of 19th-century Amherst, Mass., where Emily Dickinson spent most of her 55 years patiently making her monumental contribution to American literature.At first glance, the film, with its lovingly appointed interiors and its excerpts of poetry on the soundtrack, might strike you as a dull and dutiful enshrinement of Dickinson’s brilliance, another ordinary film about an extraordinary artist. But Davies, one of the leading lights of contemporary British cinema, is temperamentally incapable of doing anything ordinary, and he has little interest in advancing the reductive narrative of a troubled, reclusive genius.” LOS ANGELES TIMES.

“This delicate and thoughtful film – small in scale but brimming with the quiet passion of the title – imagines the life of the nineteenth-century American poet Emily Dickinson, played with brittle, red-eyed intensity by ‘Sex and the City’ star Cynthia Dixon. It takes some commitment to adjust to the dialogue and manners of the era. But once you do, you’ll find that this is a film with endless wit, wordplay and wry observation hidden under its bonnet. Like Dickinson, it finds humour in pompousness, and it finds subtle ways – often through playing with light and time – of making us feel, strongly, how Dickinson ached with the joy and pain of her world.A remarkable bio-pic ” TIME OUT LONDON.

Official Trailer