Distant Voices, Still Lives (15) + Intro
Thursday 14 November 2019
7:30pm - 9:30pm
Nelson Mandela Auditorium, Sheffield SU, S10 2TG
As part of Rare Giants’ Cities of Seven Hills season, we welcome one of the most acclaimed films in British cinema history. Terence Davies’ Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988) recalls the directors upbringing in Liverpool after the war in a working-class home dominated by the violence of his father. Using dynamic lighting, a superb soundtrack and a fragmented structure, Davies constructs a distinctive drama suffused with both beauty and horror. The film features a powerhouse turn from Pete Postlethwaite, closely linked with Sheffield and South Yorkshire for performances in Among Giants (1998) and Brassed Off (1996).
Rare Giants is a not-for-profit organisation screening restored films by overlooked filmmakers and underrepresented voices from around the world. This project is supported by Film Hub North, proud to be part of the BFI Film Audience Network.
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