Distant Voices, Still Lives

Saturday 14th February 5:30 PM - Theatre By The Lake
Distant Voices, Still Lives
Director:Terence Davies
Cert:PG Year: 1988 Length:85mins
Country:UK
‘Pete Postlethwaite is the autocratic, hypnotic patriarch of a post-war Liverpool working-class family. The rest of the family struggle in his shadow. Extraordinarily, they can only express themselves through songs, persistent seams of feeling through the beautifully-realised bleakness. ‘Long, stately shots combine with impassioned performances to create a visual tour de force unmatched elsewhere in British cinema…this film is a masterpiece.’ (Andrew Pulver, The Guardian)

Critics

“Formally stunning, a masterfully assembled audiovisual requiem.”

Desson Howe, Washington Post

Score

75%
Attendance:121

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