Distant Voices, Still Lives
Distant Voices, Still Lives

Distant Voices, Still Lives 15

Remembrance of Things Past: The Films of Terence Davies


Please note: This was screened in Dec 2018

Terence Davies
Pete Postlethwaite, Freda Dowie, Angela Walsh
84 mins, 1988, UK
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Thirty years after its initial release, one of the most acclaimed films in British cinema history returns to the big screen in a new digital restoration.

Terence Davies' partly autobiographical tale evokes his upbringing in Liverpool after the war in a working-class home dominated by the violence of his father, fearsomely played by Pete Postlethwaite. Using dynamic lighting, a superb soundtrack and a fragmented structure, Davies constructs a distinctive drama suffused with both beauty and horror. Totally unmissable.