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Quiet Passion, A (12A)

Quiet Passion, A (12A)

Biography, Drama

The story of American poet Emily Dickinson from her early days as a young schoolgirl to her later years as a reclusive, unrecognized artist.
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The critical consensus

By focusing on such an ambitious time-span, Davies sacrifices the opportunity to deliver an apt spiritual body blow.

****(*)Sophie Monks Kaufman, Little White Lies, 06/04/2017

This is a moving and engrossing film, and a wonderful performance from Nixon, who combines delicacy with angularity; vulnerability and defiance.

****(*)Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, 06/04/2017

An elegantly crafted, deeply felt reflection on the life of 19th century American poet Emily Dickinson.

****(*)Allan Hunter, Daily Express, 07/04/2017

Terence Davies’s film follows the American poet’s descent from wisecracking repartee to isolated creative rigour.

****(*)Simran Hans, The Observer, 09/04/2017

Thoughtful, emotional and often surprisingly funny, Terence Davies offers a rich if inconsistent portrait of a unique poet long deserving of a big-screen study.

***(*)(*)John Nugent, Empire Online, 10/04/2017

Where and when?

General release. Check local listings for show times.

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