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Year: 1988
Original Title: Distant Voices, Still Lives
Length: 85 minutes
Genre: Drama
Studios: British Film Institute
Distributor: British Film Institute
Age rating: Suitable only for 15 years and over
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United Kingdom: August 31 2018

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Ranking: 9,532 out of 15,570 movies (up 29)

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Plot

Liverpool. The 40s. 'Distant Voices' takes us to the bosom of a working class family. At home they do not go through a good time. The father of the family has died and everyone is gathered in front of his coffin. Given the situation, his wife and children will begin to remember many of the memories of the life of the deceased: his anecdotes, painful issues, happy episodes or harsh situations, all remembered through songs and sonnets played by the family. The director Terence Davis ('Sunset Song', 'The Deep Blue Sea', ...) directs this film where he recreated and reflected on stage much of the memories of his life and childhood. Freda Dowie, Pete Postlethwaite, Angela Walsh, Dean Williams, Lorraine Ashbourne and Drew Schofield starring in this film.

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The film was a 'labour of love' for director, cast and crew. Due to the very low budget, it had to be shot intermittently and at weekends, over a period of two years. Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider.

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