The Long Day Closes
Directed by Terence Davies, UK 1992
85 mins. English dialogue
Terence Davies's autobiographical tale, of a young boy (Leigh McCormack) who escapes the doldrums of his life through the vicarious thrill of film, is told in the director's trademark elliptical, fragmented style, which eschews plot and narrative structure in favour of impressionistic, stream-of-consciousness imagery steeped in memory and emotion.
What the Critics say:
"Beautifully poetic, never contrived or precious, the film dazzles with its stylistic confidence, emotional honesty, terrific wit and all-round audacity."  (Geoff Andrew - Time Out)