Terence Davies

Terence Davies

Still: Benediction
Terence DAVIES (1945, UK) is a film director, novelist and actor born in Liverpool. From 1973-1975, he attended The Coventry Drama school, where he wrote the screenplay for what would become his first autobiographical short film, Children (1976). He then studied at the National Television and Film School, where he completed his second short film and soon after his third. These works, as The Terence Davies Trilogy, went on to be screened at film festivals throughout Europe and North America, winning numerous awards. Since then, Davies’ films – of which he is the sole screen writer – have been honoured by awards from around the world. He also played various roles in TV programmes during the 1960s and 1970s, such as Coronation Street. He has produced works for radio, directed a stage play and has written a novel, Hallelujah Now (1984). Davies frequently explores queer themes in his films, and often makes autobiographical films and adaptations. Of Time and the City (2008), his first documentary, premiered at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival. Benediction (2021), world premiered at Toronto Film Festival, is a personal interpretation of the life of poet Siegfried Sassoon.

Filmography

Children (1976, short), Madonna and Child (1980, short), Death and Transfiguration (1983, short), Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988), The Long Day Closes (1992), The Neon Bible (1996), The House of Mirth (2000), Of Time and the City (2008, doc), The Deep Blue Sea (2011), A Sunset Song (2015), A Quiet Passion (2016), Benediction (2021)

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