The Long Day Closes

The Long Day Closes
The Long Day Closes

Year

1992

Duration

85 minutes

Genres

Biopics

Language

English

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This follow-up to British director Terence Davies' Distant Voices, Still Lives is a powerful and poetic portrait of one boy's life as he grows up in the Liverpool of the 1950s. The family of 11-year-old Bud don't have much money, and he also has a tough time at the Catholic school where he is bullied by the other pupils and mistreated by the teachers. But he does find a refuge in the "icture shows (the movies) - and using snippets of dialogue from such classic films of the time as The Ladykillers and The Magnificent Ambersons, The Long Day Closes becomes a beautiful and haunting tribute to the wonders of film as seen from a child's point of view.

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