Distant Voices, Still Lives
Friday, November 17 - Thursday, November 30, 2023
“A soaring vision of solidarity, creativity, and humanity… both a great cinematic memory piece and a profound musical.” — Richard Brody, The New Yorker
Terence Davies’ loosely autobiographical feature debut is an evocative account of working-class life in Liverpool, England during the ‘40s and ‘50s. Births, marriages and deaths — and an expressive use of music — provide the underpinning for a beautiful, heartbreaking, resonant but never sentimental film.
Now regarded as a masterpiece of British cinema, and boasting a startling performance from Pete Postlethwaite (ROMEO + JULIET, INCEPTION) as the head of the family, DISTANT VOICES, STILL LIVES has been treated to a glorious 4K restoration by the British Film Institute.
Winner of the Cannes ‘88 International Critics’ Prize
- Country UK
- Year 1988
- Running Time 85 minutes
- Format 4K Restoration
- Distributor AGFA
- Director Terence Davies
- Cast Pete Postlethwaite, Freda Dowie, Lorraine Ashbourne
- Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil
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