Cert: 12A – Contains upsetting scenes of illness. Terence Davies / UK/Belgium 2016 / 2h5m / Digital
Cast: Cynthia Nixon, Jennifer Ehle, Duncan Duff, Keith Carradine, Jodhi May
Terence Davies' ('Sunset Song', 'The House of Mirth') directorial skill fits hand in glove with this poised and poignant biographical drama, based on the life of American poet Emily Dickinson (Cynthia Nixon). Skilfully transporting her life story from youth to the more troubled years of adulthood, 'A Quiet Passion''s staging of Dickinson's struggles, hopes, loves and poetry is both a celebration of the poet as a fiercely intelligent woman who defied societal mores and an earnest attempt to better understand her creative and reclusive nature.