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A Quiet Passion

HD   12

Terence Davies

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About the Film

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.

Customer Reviews


Even if you disagree with how this film fictionalizes the life of E.D., you should find the photography, script, and acting still immensely enjoyable.

Life as a work of art

A truly beautiful film. An accomplished cinematic rendition of the idea of life as a work ot art.


I found this movie to be disappointing, the storyline was rather disjointed & not clear to follow. I didn't know anything about Emily Dickinson or her life but she was obviously a very intelligent woman who was oppressed by the social & cultural structures of her time. Perhaps because so little is known of her life, that renders it a difficult story to tell. I couldn't fault the acting, cinematography, production design or costume - they were beautifully done.

A Quiet Passion
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  • £9.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 2017

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