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19 - 21 November 2023: The Long Day Closes


The Long Day Closes
Terence Davies, 1992, 85 min

19th screening introduced by James Norton

The Long Day Closes is the most gloriously cinematic expression of the unique sensibility of Terence Davies. Suffused with both enchantment and melancholy, this autobiographical film takes on the perspective of a quiet, lonely boy growing up in Liverpool in the 1950s. But rather than employ a straightforward narrative, Davies jumps in and out of time, swoops into fantasies and fears, summons memories and dreams. A singular filmic tapestry, The Long Day Closes is an evocative, movie-and music-besotted portrait of the artist as a young man.” – Janus Films

Screening as part of our tribute to Terence Davies