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A Quiet Passion


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Terrence Davies' far-from-conventional biopic, traces Emily Dickinson's life from childhood through a series of disappointments to her crippling thanatophobia and retreat from public life.

Delighting in drawing room verbal alacrity – as the fiercely independent poet, wonderfully embodied by Cynthia Nixon, resists the hypocrisies of her society – stylistic formality is combined with Terence Davies’ characteristic lyricism and painterly light to grant the film a literary quality reflective of Dickinson’s writing.

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Session Times

  • Wed 18 Dec
    • 8.25PM