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A Quiet Passion

A Quiet Passion

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

A Quiet Passion

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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

NYT Critics’ Pick. “Visually gorgeous.” - A.O. Scott, The New York Times
Full Review 

Critics’ Pick. “Lovely!” - Melissa Anderson, Village Voice 
Full Review 

“A fiercely intelligent, handsome and affecting rendering of Dickinson’s extraordinary, ordinary life.’ - Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press
Full Review

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

“Cynthia Nixon is marvelous.” - Keith Ulrich, Slant
Full Review 

“A richly idiosyncratic portrait of Emily Dickinson...played with steely wit and piercing vulnerability by Cynthia Nixon.” - Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times 
Full Review 

“One of the most unique and mesmerizing films of the year." - Jordan Hoffman, Vanity Fair
Full Review 

“Enrapturing! The work of a master craftsman.” - Ty Burr, The Boston Globe
Full Review 

StarStarStarStarStar Dave Calhoun, Time Out New York
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
(Thematic Elements, Disturbing Images, and Brief Suggestive Material)

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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

NYT Critics’ Pick. “Visually gorgeous.” - A.O. Scott, The New York Times
Full Review 

Critics’ Pick. “Lovely!” - Melissa Anderson, Village Voice 
Full Review 

“A fiercely intelligent, handsome and affecting rendering of Dickinson’s extraordinary, ordinary life.’ - Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press
Full Review

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

“Cynthia Nixon is marvelous.” - Keith Ulrich, Slant
Full Review 

“A richly idiosyncratic portrait of Emily Dickinson...played with steely wit and piercing vulnerability by Cynthia Nixon.” - Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times 
Full Review 

“One of the most unique and mesmerizing films of the year." - Jordan Hoffman, Vanity Fair
Full Review 

“Enrapturing! The work of a master craftsman.” - Ty Burr, The Boston Globe
Full Review 

StarStarStarStarStar Dave Calhoun, Time Out New York
Full Review 


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