A Quiet Passion is Terence Davies' biographical drama detailing the life of Emily Dickinson; her loves, her struggles, and her magnificent poetry. Shot on set in Belgium and on location in Amherst, Massachusetts, A Quiet Passion paints a sympathetic but far from idealistic portrait of Emily's life.
The title of A Quiet Passion is kind of lethal. "Quiet" is a risky word in the movie biz. The film's pace is very deliberate--the first impression is of a game that went into extra innings. There's a line here any critic could take to heart: "All the best compliments are dubious." Praising the deliberateness of this movie's pace may make it sound boring. When it's over, it's clea... Read More