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Distant Voices, Still Lives(1988)

  • Genre:
    • Drama
    • Music
  • Director:
    • Terence Davies

The lives of an English working-class family are told out of order in a free-associative manner. The first part, "Distant Voices", focuses on the father's role in the family. The second part, "Still Lives", focuses on his children.


Written by lezard on 19.11.2021

Voices. Distant because they are far away but vividly alive. Unforgettable. Not the still lives, a play on words suggested by the title, but photos, screenshots coming back to life, from the past. Family photos, weddings, baptisms, funerals.

Liverpool in the 40's and 50's. A family of workers, a

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