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A Quiet Passion


Emily Dickinson is an ideal subject for a filmmaker as unremittingly erudite as Terence Davies (Sunset Song, The Deep Blue Sea). Now recognized as a genius who committed to paper some of the most important verses in American literature, the 19th-century poet was virtually unknown in her lifetime, with fewer than a dozen of her nearly 1,800 poems published. A recluse who eventually boarded herself up in her bedroom, Dickinson explored her inner self in great detail. And while the internal lives of poets are hard to visualize, her story is as poetic as her work itself.

Mar 13, 2017