A Quiet Passion (12A)
Terence Davies, UK, Belgium, 2016, 125’ tbc
The story of 19th century American poet Emily Dickinson is brought to vivid life, in this remarkably sensitive biopic by director Terence Davies, exploring her early days as a young schoolgirl, through to her later years as a recluse. Now recognised as a genius that penned some of the most important verses in American literature, the poet was virtually unknown in her lifetime, leaving behind a legacy of stunning, astute work that still resonates deeply today. Cynthia Nixon commands a superb performance in the title role.