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A Quiet Passion

A Quiet Passion

“...an exceptional film with a searing central performance..." - The Independent

A Quiet Passion

About the Film

Cynthia Nixon delivers a triumphant performance as Emily Dickinson as she personifies the wit, intellectual independence and pathos of the poet whose genius only came to be recognized after her death. Acclaimed British director Terence Davies (House of Mirth, The Deep Blue Sea) exquisitely evokes Dickinson’s deep attachment to her close knit family along with the manners, mores and spiritual convictions of her time that she struggled with and transcended in her poetry.

Director: Terence Davies
Release Date: 04/14/17

Reactions

“An absolute, drop-dead masterwork." - Richard Brody, The New Yorker
Full Review 

One great artist engages with another in A Quiet Passion, a bold and brilliant study of the American poet Emily Dickinson by British writer-director Terence Davies." - Keith Ulrich, Slant Magazine
Full Review 

Awards & Festivals

  • Special Gala Presentation - 2016 Berlinale International Film Festival
  • Official Selection - 2016 Toronto International Film Festival
  • Official Selection - 2016 New York Film Festival 
  • Official Selection - 2016 Chicago International Film Festival
  • Modern Masters Selection - 2017 Palm Springs International Film Festival

Cast & Crew

Cast

Emily Dickinson: Cynthia Nixon
Vinnie Dickinson: Jennifer Ehle
Edward Dickinson: Keith Carradine
Austin Dickinson: Ducan Duff
Susan Gilbert: Jodhi May
Emily Norcross: Joanna Bacon
Vryling Buffam: Catherine Bailey
Young Emily Dickinson: Emma Bell
Young Austin Dickinson: Benjamin Wainwright

Crew

Writer/Director: Terence Davies
Producer: Roy Boulter & Sol Papadopoulos
Director of Photography: Florian Hoffmeister
EditorPia Di Ciaula
Production Designer: Merijn Sep
Costume Designer: Catherine Marchand
Set Designer: Ilse Willocx

Technical Info

Production Year: 2016
Release Date: 04/14/17
Countries of Production: Belgium, UK
Languages: English
Running Time: 2h 6m
Screen Ratio: 2.35:1
Sound: 5.1
Color: Color
Rating: PG-13

Theaters

New York
New York
4/14/17
Cambridge
Massachusetts
4/14/17
Amherst
Massachusetts
4/14/17
New York
New York
4/14/17
Los Angeles
California
4/21/17
Detroit
Michigan
4/28/17
Santa Ana
California
4/28/17
Columbus
Ohio
5/5/17
Berkeley
California
5/5/17
San Francisco
California
5/5/17
Boise
Idaho
5/5/17
Philadelphia
Pennsylvania
5/12/17
Minneapolis
Minnesota
5/19/17
Denver
Colorado
5/19/17
Lafayette
Louisiana
6/12/17

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Awards & Festivals

  • Special Gala Presentation - 2016 Berlinale International Film Festival
  • Official Selection - 2016 Toronto International Film Festival
  • Official Selection - 2016 New York Film Festival 
  • Official Selection - 2016 Chicago International Film Festival
  • Modern Masters Selection - 2017 Palm Springs International Film Festival

Reactions

“An absolute, drop-dead masterwork." - Richard Brody, The New Yorker
Full Review 

One great artist engages with another in A Quiet Passion, a bold and brilliant study of the American poet Emily Dickinson by British writer-director Terence Davies." - Keith Ulrich, Slant Magazine
Full Review 

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