The Long Day Closes

Featured image for “The Long Day Closes”
Shown: January 9, 2012 at 6pm

Director : Terence Davies

Country : UK

Release Date : 1992

Duration : 85 mins

Language : English

Subtitles : No

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.

“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)