Hyde Park Picture House

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A Quiet Passion

Time
On 29th April - 3.10 PM
Other showings
From 29th April - 30th April
Starring:
Cynthia Nixon, Jennifer Ehle, Keith Carradine
Director
Dir. Terrence Davies
Duration
125mins
Country
UK
Year
2016
Synopsis:

The story of 19th century American poet Emily Dickinson is brought to vivid life, in a remarkably sensitive biopic by director Terence Davies, exploring her early days as a young schoolgirl, through to her later years as a recluse. Now recognised as a genius that penned some of the most important verses in American literature, the poet was virtually unknown in her lifetime, leaving behind a legacy of stunning, astute work that still resonates deeply today.

Featuring a curated selection of her poems in voiceover, A Quiet Passion details every facet of Dickinson’s character: her wit, her humour and the intimate, close-knit relationship she had with her family. Cynthia Nixon commands a superb performance in the title role, while Davies’ elegant direction allows the audience to connect with the hopes, dreams and disappointments of one of the greatest poets of all time.

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A QUIET PASSION
Critical reaction:
  • A moving and engrossing film & a wonderful performance from Nixon, who combines delicacy with angularity; vulnerability and defiance. ★★★★

    Peter Bradshaw, THE GUARDIAN