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A Quiet Passion
Archived: A Quiet Passion (2016)

director: Terence Davies

With: Cynthia Nixon, Jennifer Ehle, Duncan Duff, Keith Carradine, a.o.

duration: 125 minutes
Biography, Costume

Official Selection - In Competition
Film Fest Gent - A Quiet Passion

"Davies films his literary script with a directorial daring that's both precise and free, blending delicately composed close-ups and group portraits with audaciously confrontational and uninhibited visual imagination, involving three-hundred-and-sixty-degree pans and haunting special effects (including a jolting documentary interlude regarding the Civil War). He also makes exemplary use of Dickinson's poetry, recited by Nixon, on the soundtrack, playing like a sort of music that meshes with the actual music track, which is dominated by well-chosen touches of further New England audacity, such as Charles Ives's 'The Unanswered Question'. [...] 'A Quiet Passion' is one of the rare movies about a writer that convey the sense that the character, as depicted, is capable of artistic creation at a world-historical height of achievement." (The New Yorker)

Before the screening of A Quiet Passion on October 13th we invite you to also attend the director's talk with 'greatest living British film-maker' Terence Davies.
Tickets: 5€ (Click here)
A combi-ticket is available for talk + two films: 20€ (no reductions)


director: Terence Davies
producer: Roy Boulter & Sol Papadopoulos / Co-producers: Peter De Maegd & Tom Hameeuw
screenplay: Terence Davies
Editor: Pia Di Ciaula
Cinematography: Florian Hoffmeister
sound: Johan Maertens

production company: Hurricane Films, in co-production with Potemkino Port

More info

dialogue: English
subtitles: Dutch subt.
country: United Kingdom - Belgium
year: 2016


TERENCE DAVIES (1945): Children (1976, short), Madonna and Child (1980, short), The Terence Davies Trilogy (1983), Death and Transfiguration (1983, short), Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988), The Long Day Closes (1992), The Neon Bible (1995), The House of Mirth (2000), Of Time and the City (2008), The Deep Blue Sea (2011), Sunset Song (2015), A Quiet Passion (2016).

Technical Specs

format: DCP
frame: 1:2,35


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