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an absolute drop-dead masterwork  – Richard Brody, The New Yorker

Davies appears to be getting better every time.” – The Guardian ****

 Bold and brilliant.” – Slant Magazine

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“A Quiet Passion” does something precious few films about writers attempt, much less pull off. Masterfully precise in its language, its delineation of physical space and its sensitivity to its characters’ emotional and moral states, Davies’ film utterly collapses the distance between its subject’s outer and inner lives. The director’s patient, rigorous pursuit of a higher form of artistic truth merges with Dickinson’s own.” – Justin Chang, LA Times

Written and directed by Terence Davies and starring Cynthia Nixon as Emily Dickinson.

A QUIET PASSION had its World Premiere at the 2016 Berlinale followed by a Masters presentation at the Toronto International Film Festival and has been hailed by critics as a masterwork. 
Richard Brody of The New Yorker lauded that the film “displays an urgent outpouring of pent-up creative energy from a director well advanced in his career but tapping into ideas, impulses, and talents that somehow have been kept under wraps throughout his decades of artistic activity.” 
Indiewire said, “Its firecracker dialogue is invigorating; the assured, measured compositions are equally compelling. And in its sensitivity to intersecting conflicts related to womanhood and class, it is quietly masterful.”
And Andrew Pulver of The Guardian wrote “It is Davies’ ability to invest even the 
most apparently-humdrum moments with some form of intense radiance that sustains his film. Nixon does a brilliant job, and Davies’ self-written script, which dwells on the quotidian as much as grand gestures, gives her the tools.”
 
Of his choice to bring a biographical treatment to Emily Dickinson’s story, Davies said Emily Dickinson had a posthumous reputation, and I think that’s very unfair. I don’t know how great artists bear that.  She deserves to be applauded forever.



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