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The Long Day Closes

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Original title
The Long Day Closes
Year
Running time
85 min.
Country
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Director
Screenwriter
Terence Davies
Music
Bob Last
Cinematography
Michael Coulter
Cast
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Producer
British Film Institute / Channel Four Films
Genre
Drama | 1950s. Childhood
Synopsis / Plot
The Long Day Closes is the story of eleven-year-old "Bud." A sad and lonely boy, Bud struggles through his days. With cinema as his main source of solace, he haunts the local movie-house. All the while, his family looms large in our peripheral vision as do the menacing bullies of his school, but Bud is the center of attention both from the camera's angle and from his doting family. With a gray background, the film fuses clips and audio from classic movies into Bud's dreary childhood and brings it to life with an elegance Bach would bring to your home movies. The overall effect is a montage of memory which seems to ignite flashes of recognition in the viewer.
Awards
1992: Seminci: Golden Spike (ex-aequo)
1992: Cannes Film Festival: Nominated for Palme d'Or (Best Film)
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