A Quiet Passion
It must be me.
This is the second of Davies’ films that I have been looking forward to as a result of amazing reviews by people whose opinions I respect, and that I have failed to like, let alone love.
That’s not to say I didn’t appreciate some of the beautifully filmed shots, and a truly excellent performance from Cynthia Nixon as Emily Dickinson; but there were some very irritating performances or characters (I couldn’t work out which it was) and an over-abundance of Oscar Wilde-infused sharp exchanges which left me bewildered and longing for a swift end.
I just don’t think Terence Davies and I are meant to be.