By focusing on such an ambitious time-span, Davies sacrifices the opportunity to deliver an apt spiritual body blow.
This is a moving and engrossing film, and a wonderful performance from Nixon, who combines delicacy with angularity; vulnerability and defiance.
An elegantly crafted, deeply felt reflection on the life of 19th century American poet Emily Dickinson.
Terence Davies’s film follows the American poet’s descent from wisecracking repartee to isolated creative rigour.
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.
General release. Check local listings for show times.