British master Terence Davies in post for A Quiet Passion
by Naman Ramachandran
- Metrodome Distribution takes UK rights
After the worldwide success of the poetic Sunset Song [+see also:
interview: Terence Davies
film profile], British master Terence Davies is back with another bit of poetry with A Quiet Passion [+see also:
film profile]. A biopic about the renowned American poet Emily Dickinson, the film has Cynthia Nixon, best known for Sex and the City, playing her. The film follows Dickinson from her early days as a young schoolgirl to her later years as a reclusive, unrecognized artist. She left the world a large body of literary work, most of which was discovered only after she was gone. Jennifer Ehle (A Little Chaos [+see also:
interview: Alan Rickman
film profile]) and Keith Carradine (television’s Fargo) also feature in the cast.
Davies shot the film in Belgium and at various Massachusetts locations in and around where the poet was born and grew up. Davies said, “Emily Dickinson was one of the world’s greatest poets, she distilled the terror and beauty of the world down to the quintessence of meaning and expression - I feel privileged to tell her story.” The director is currently in post-production on the film.
Metrodome Distribution has acquired UK rights for the film with a view to release theatrically in the last quarter of 2016.
Sol Papadopoulos and Roy Boulter produced for Hurricane Films (UK) with Peter de Maegd and Tom Hameeuw co-producing for Potemkino (Belgium). Executive producers include Jason Van Eman and Ben McConley from Weathervane Productions (US), Dominic Ianno and Stuart Pollok from Indomitable Entertainment (US), and Jason Moring from international sales agent Double Dutch International (Canada).