We celebrate the release of the British writer-director's latest film, a biography of Emily Dickinson, with a selection of his beautifully nuanced works.
A Quiet Passion
Distant Voices, Still Lives
The Long Day Closes
Cynthia Nixon portrays the poet Emily Dickinson in this “absolute drop-dead masterwork” (Richard Brody) that imbues the structure of the biopic with the elliptical intensity of poetry.
Depicting a cinephilic childhood in 1950s England, Davies paints a world of music, shadows, and light. “A marriage of individual and collective memory consecrated by the movies” (Village Voice).
Davies’s lyrical cine-poem about his hometown of Liverpool, as well as Catholicism, homosexuality, violence, death, loss, childhood, and the glory of cinema. “Mesmerizing and eloquent” (Jonathan Rosenbaum).
Davies mines family memories, both painful and bittersweet, for an elliptical, luminous, and moving portrait of working-class life in midcentury Liverpool. “Becomes its own kind of poetry: taut, referential, inward, brilliant” (Los Angeles Times).