08/17/2016 ‘A Quiet Passion’ Trailer: Cynthia Nixon Embodies Reclusive Emily Dickinson In Terence Davies-Directed Biopic

‘A Quiet Passion’ Trailer: Cynthia Nixon Embodies Reclusive Emily Dickinson In Terence Davies-Directed Biopic
by Liz Calvario /Indiewire

The story of the reclusive American poet Emily Dickinson comes to life in Terence Davies’ “A Quiet Passion,” which will be screened at the Toronto International Film Festival this fall.

A new festival trailer for the period drama was just released and showcases Cynthia Nixon as the renowned artist as she struggles with the world around her.

“A Quiet Passion” is a unique insight into Dickinson’s life and obsessions, and follows the writer from her schoolgirl days in Amherst, Massachusetts to her years writing in near-total isolation, where she produced over a thousand poems that are now regarded as the finest and most inventive in American literature.

The biopic also co-stars Jennifer Ehle as Dickinson’s sister, Lavinia, Keith Carradine as her father, Duncan Duff, Jodhi May, Joanna Bacon and Catherine Bailey. The picture first premiered at the Berlin Film Festival in February and will be given a second screening next month in Toronto.

English director Davies is best known for his films “The Deep Blue Sea,” “Of Time and the City” and “The House of Mirth.” Nixon will next star as Nancy Regan in the TV movie “Killing Reagan” and is also attached to Braden King’s drama “The Evening Hour,” an adaptation of Carter Sickels’ 2012 novel.

“A Quiet Passion” opens in theaters on November 18 in the U.K. No U.S. release date has been set yet, but that could change after the film’s stint at TIFF.

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