arrow
copy to clipboard

Distant Voices, Still Lives

6.8
735
Ratings
Plugin not supported.
Original title
Distant Voices, Still Lives
Year
Running time
85 min.
Country
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Director
Screenwriter
Terence Davies
Music
Ella Fitzgerald, George Gershwin, Jessye Norman
Cinematography
Patrick Duval
Cast
, , , , ,
Producer
British Film Institute / Channel Four Films / Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen
Genre
Drama | 1940s. Family Relationships. Social Drama
Synopsis / Plot
This is a bleak portrait (or rather, two portraits) of a British family just after World War II. The two segments are titled, appropriately enough, "Distant Voices" and "Still Lives." The first revolves around the death of an abusive father and the marriage of the oldest daughter, Eileen, and the second is focused on the marriage of brother Tony. The visual style is dark and brooding, the characters are constantly suffering, and yet in the midst of this torment, the characters sing!
Awards
1988: Seminci: Golden Spike: Best Movie
1988: Festival Toronto: FIPRESCI Award
1988: Cannes: FIPRESCI
1988: Locarno Film Festival: Best Film
1988: European Film Awards: Best Composer
1989: Independent Spirit Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Film
Critics' reviews
Movie Soulmates' ratings
Register so you can access movie recommendations tailored to your movie taste.
Friends' ratings
Register so you can check out ratings by your friends, family members, and like-minded members of the FA community.
Is the synopsis/plot summary missing? Do you want to report a spoiler, error or omission? Please send us a message.
If you are not a registered user please send us an email to info@filmaffinity.com

All copyrighted material (movie posters, DVD covers, stills, trailers) and trademarks belong to their respective producers and/or distributors.

For US ratings information please visit: www.mpaa.org www.filmratings.com www.parentalguide.org
FAQs | Privacy policy / use conditions | Privacy configuration
© 2002-2018 Filmaffinity - Movieaffinity | Filmaffinity is a movie recommendation site based on the concept of Movie Soulmates.
We are an independent movie lovers club worldwide with 646.000 users + 133.000.000 ratings. Not related to any Media or Corporation.
All Rights Reserved | Movie Soulmates™ is a Registered Trademark