Distant Voices, Still Lives

Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988)

Genres - Drama, Music  |   Release Date - Sep 29, 1988  |   Run Time - 85 min.  |   Countries - United States of America  |   MPAA Rating - PG-13
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Distant Voices, Still Lives is a 1988 British film directed and written by Terence Davies. It evokes working-class family life in Liverpool during the 1940s and early 1950s, paying particular attention to the role of popular music, Hollywood cinema, light entertainment, and the public house within this tight-knit community. The film is made up of two separate films, shot two years apart (but with the same cast and crew). The first section, 'Distant Voices', chronicles the early life of a working-class Catholic family living under a domineering patriarchal regime. The second section, 'Still Lives', sees the children grown up and emerging into a brighter 1950s Britain, only a few years from rock 'n' roll and The Beatles, yet somehow still a lifetime away. The film won the prestigious Grand Prix of the Belgian Film Critics Association. In 2007 the British Film Institute re-printed and distributed the film across some of Britain's most high-profile Independent Cinemas, prompting The Guardian newspaper to describe Distant Voices, Still Lives as 'Britain's forgotten cinematic masterpiece". In a 2011 poll carried out by Time Out Magazine of the 100 greatest British films of all time, Distant Voices, Still Lives was 3rd, a sign of the influence it has had.

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Box Office

$771,745

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1940s, 1950s, Bfi, British, Family Relationships, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Attributes

Narrative Location: Liverpool
Subject: family
Time Period: 1950s

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Alternate Titles

Dalekie głosy, martwe natury
PL
Dalekie głosy, spokojne życie
PL
Distant Voices
FR
Distant Voices, Still Lives
AU, CA, EC, GB, US
Entfernte Stimmen - Stilleben
DE
Fjärran röster, stilla liv
SE
Fjerne stemmer, stille liv
DK
Rakkaat muistot
FI
Távoli hangok, csendélet
HU
Tôi Koe, Shizuka na Kurashi
JP
Voces distantes
MX, ES
Voces distantes, imágenes quietas
UY
Voci lontane... sempre presenti
IT
Vozes Distantes
BR
Vozes Distantes, Vidas Suspensas
PT
Μακρινές φωνές, ασάλευτες ζωές
GR
声渺物静
CN
声邈物静
CN
远方的声音
CN
远籁长生
CN
远距离声音
CN
遠い声、静かな暮らし
JP
静照生活
CN