Distant Voices, Still Lives

British Film Institute (BFI) (1988)
UK | English | Color | 1h 25min

The second film in Terence Davies's autobiographical series (along with "Trilogy" and "The Long Day Closes") is an impressionistic view of a working-class family in 1940s and 1950s Liverpool, based on Davies's own family. Through a series of exquisite tableaux Davies creates a deeply affecting photo album of a troubled family wrestling with the complexity of love.

Cast View all

Pete Postlethwaite Father
Freda Dowie Mother
Pauline Quirke Doreen
Andrew Schofield Les
Jean Boht Aunty Nell
Anne Dyson Granny
Carl Chase Uncle Ted
Lorraine Ashbourne Maisie
Michael Starke Dave
Angela Walsh Eileen
Matthew Long Mr. Spaull
Chris Darwin Red
Sally Davies Eileen as a child
Frances Dell Margie
Susan Flanagan Maisie as a child
Antonia Mallen Rose
Nathan Walsh Tony as a child
Deborah R. Jones Micky
Dean Williams Tony
Vincent Maguire George

Crew View all

Director Terence Davies
Writer Terence Davies
Producer Jennifer Howarth, Colin MacCabe
Photography William Diver
Musician Unknown


Barcode Format Region Released Edition
760137176787 Blu-ray Disc 1 Oct 23, 2018
5035673013120 Blu-ray Disc
5035673007334 DVD 2 Jul 30, 2007
842139452288 DVD
014381722161 LaserDisc 2007