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Distant Voices Still Lives
Distant Voices Still Lives

Distant Voices Still Lives 1988

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Distant Voices Still Lives 1988 15

85 mins United Kingdom Director. Terence Davies

Set in a world before Elvis, a Liverpool before the Beatles, Terence Davies' debut feature is a remarkable evocation of working-class family life in the 40s and 50s and a visionary exploration of memory. In a powerful succession of searing vignettes, Davies paints an autobiographical picture of a family dominated by an oppressive patriarch. The women in the family achieve partial escape from his dominance through the popular songs of the period that punctuate the narrative, provoking the idea of ‘a kind of musical’. Terence Davies’ poetic masterpiece has now acquired the status of a modern British classic.

Directed by

Terence Davies

Featuring

Angela Walsh

Peter Postlethwaite

Freda Dowie

Genres

Historical drama Biopic

Collection

Closed Captions Award Winning British Classics Classic Cannes Festival Great Debuts Mark Kermode Introduces SIGHT & SOUND POLL

Certificate

15

Released

1988

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

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