IN CONVERSATION WITH TERENCE DAVIES
SAT 25 Aug about 20.00
Immediately following the screening OF TIME & THE CITY, Terence Davies will take part in an in-depth discussion about his work and life as a filmmaker. One of Britain’s most iconic – but all too often overlooked – Directors, it is with great pleasure to present this very special and rare public interview with Terence.
This discussion will be hosted by Donald Clarke, celebrated film critic and renowned Irish Times journalist.
BIO: TERENCE DAVIES
Terence Davies began his career as part of a generation of British Film Institute-sponsored nascent directors that included Peter Greenaway and Sally Potter; however, while his contemporaries have largely lapsed into self-indulgence, Davies is regularly fêted as Britain’s greatest living filmmaker. He first established himself with three celebrated shorts, known collectively as The Terence Davies Trilogy (1984), followed by debut feature, Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988), and The Long Day Closes (1992). At this stage of his career, Davies’ work was highly autobiographical, focusing on his childhood in Liverpool, and drew acclaim for its meticulous attention to detail, as well as its sensitive yet often harrowing portrayal of emotional hardship and endurance. Literary adaptations followed, with John Kennedy Toole’s The Neon Bible (1995), and Edith Wharton’s The House Of Mirth (2000), Davies’ biggest commercial success to date. Returning to autobiography with Of Time And The City (2008), a documentary about his beloved Liverpool, Davies’ most recent film is an adaptation of Terence Rattigan’s The Deep Blue Sea (2011). He has created a body of work of great beauty, one to which we can only hope that he will continue to add.
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