DISTANT VOICES / STILL LIVES

By Terence DAVIES

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Musical - Completed 1988


    • Year of production
    • 1988
    • Genres
    • Musical, Drama
    • Countries
    • UNITED KINGDOM
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 83 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Terence DAVIES
    • Synopsis
    • Thirty years after its initial release, one of the most acclaimed films in British cinema history returns to the big screen in a new 4K digital print restored by the BFI from the original camera negative. Terence Davies’ partly autobiographical tale evokes his upbringing in Liverpool after the war in a working-class home dominated by the violence of his father, fearsomely played by then newcomer Pete Postlethwaite. Using dynamic lighting, a superb soundtrack and a fragmented structure, Davies constructs a distinctive drama suffused with both beauty and horror. The film was voted the third greatest British film of all-time in a 2011 Time Out poll.