A Quiet Passion

A biopic of Emily Dickinson. This could focus on a number of aspects of Dickinson’s life but focuses on her spirituality and solitary inner life. Because she lived her entire life more or less in her family home, the whole film is basically Cynthia Nixon wandering round a house, greeting in every room.

The cast is excellent. Keith Carradine in his Victorian get-up – BANKED. Jennifer Ehle remains utterly beautiful, and risks outshining Nixon. All the events are small, tremulous and mundane, all the emotion is cacophonous and ecstatic. Lovely film.

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