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A Quiet Passion
- Cynthia Nixon

Overview - This biopic traces the life of 19th century American poet Emily Dickinson (Cynthia Nixon), depicting how her romantic frustrations, relationships with her family, and reclusive nature helped shape her development as a writer. Jennifer Ehle, Keith Carradine, Duncan Duff, and Catherine Bailey co-star.  Read more...

 
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Overview

This biopic traces the life of 19th century American poet Emily Dickinson (Cynthia Nixon), depicting how her romantic frustrations, relationships with her family, and reclusive nature helped shape her development as a writer. Jennifer Ehle, Keith Carradine, Duncan Duff, and Catherine Bailey co-star. Written and directed by Terence Davies (SUNSET SONG).

Cast List

Terence Davies - British Director/Screenwriter
Florian Hoffmeister - Director of Photography, THE HAMBURG CELL (2004)
Ian Neil - Music supervisor, JOE STRUMMER
Paul Cotterell
Johan Maertens
Fabienne Adam
Evie Hamels
Michelle VanBrussel
Jodhi May - British Actress
Cynthia Nixon - American TV/Film/Stage Actress, SEX AND THE CITY
Keith Carradine - Son of John Carradine
Jennifer Ehle - British TV/Film Actress
Duncan Duff
Catherine Bailey
Joanna Bacon
Emma Bell
Rose Williams
Benjamin Wainwright

 
Details
    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 126
  • Color Format: (unknown/unconverted)
  • UPC: 751778950881
  • Genre: Drama
  • Rating: PG-13 (MPAA)
  • Release Date: July 2017

Related Categories:
Movies > Dramas
Movies > Biography

Related Keywords:
Writers
Families
Poets
Biographical

 
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Reviews:
"[A] witty and stirring Emily Dickinson biopic....So much of A QUIET PASSION's unlikely snap comes from Nixon, in a role-of-a-lifetime performance of great billowing emotion, but also of quicksilver intelligence." -- Grade: A- - 04/13/2017 A.V. Club


4 stars out of 5 -- "Just as Dickinson’s poetic mode of personal expression and ear for idiosyncratic metaphor anticipated modernism, so here does Davies’ cinematic style slip certain bonds and achieve an unquiet fluidity. The effect is remarkable." - 04/14/2017 RogerEbert.com


"Mr. Davies, whose work often blends public history and private memory, possesses a poetic sensibility perfectly suited to his subject and a deep, idiosyncratic intuition about what might have made her tick." - 04/13/2017 New York Times


"Nixon gives a controlled yet somehow epic performance as Dickinson ages from ardor to reclusiveness across the decades." - 04/13/2017 Boston Globe


"Reunited with THE DEEP BLUE SEA'S cinematographer Florian Hoffmeister, Davies frames and lights Dickinson’s anguish in typically fastidious fashion..." - 02/14/2017 Variety


3.5 stars out of 4 -- "[A] gentle yet subversively fierce and funny look at the life and art of the great American poet Emily Dickinson that scrupulously dodges biopic clichés." - 04/12/2017 Rolling Stone


"Writer-director Davies manages to capture at least some of the metaphysical swoon of Dickinson’s work in a series of beautifully composed images, which is a feat in itself." -- Grade: B - 04/14/2017 Entertainment Weekly


"A QUIET PASSION, 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." - 04/20/2017 Los Angeles Times


3 stars out of 5 -- "Davies is one of this country’s most important and most undervalued filmmakers, and in Dickinson -- a woman who rejected religion to devote a life to art -- he finds a worthy kindred spirit." - 04/10/2017 Empire


"There’s a poetic scope that feels entirely out of the ordinary for such a cloistered period biopic; a sense of the magnificent beauty of being alive, coupled with the melancholy that comes with years passing." - 04/21/2017 The Atlantic


"The delicate and measured drama plumbs the depths of the poet’s strange heart and the agony of her intelligence." - 05/18/2017 Chicago Sun-Times

 
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