Cynthia Nixon in First Trailer for Terence Davies' Film 'A Quiet Passion'
"You are alone in your rebellion, Ms. Dickinson." Get ready to be enthralled by the words and emotions of Emily Dickinson. A festival trailer has debuted for the film A Quiet Passion, from director Terence Davis (whose other film Sunset Song was just released in theaters this year). Cynthia Nixon stars as the legendary poet Emily Dickinson in this "luminous biopic". Also starring Jennifer Ehle, Keith Carradine, Duncan Duff, Jodhi May, Joanna Bacon and Catherine Bailey. These kind of intense period pieces aren't usually my thing, and I'm not that curious about this. However, the music they used for this trailer definitely got my attention. It's the track "Stars Wait For Us" by Plu-Ton and it seems odd, but totally works.
Emily Dickinson wrote over a thousand poems in her lifetime but witnessed only seven published before her premature death in 1886. She never married, and as she got older became more and more reclusive. For Emily, the family was the universe, the universe her family. Those incredibly profound relationships are explored in A Quiet Passion where her sharp wit and observation give us a unique insight into her life and obsessions: love and mortality. A Quiet Passion is both written and directed by English filmmaker Terence Davies, of The Deep Blue Sea, Of Time and the City, The House of Mirth, The Neon Bible, The Long Day Closes and Sunset Song previously. This first premiered at the Berlin Film Festival and will also play at TIFF next this fall. The film opens in November in the UK, but no US release date has been set yet.