A Quiet Passion

Unconventional, yet iconic - Emily Dickinson was truly a woman before her time. Deeply tormented by gender disparities and her own feelings of insecurity, the American poet fought eternally to find her place in life, withdrawing entirely from social life after a crisis of faith. Through her beautiful, poetic work, Emily (Cynthia Nixon) narrates her adult life in Massachusetts, taking the audience on an emotional journey. Nixon’s intoxicating performance captures Dickinson’s fierce optimism and faith in this lyrical film, tied together by master filmmaker Terence Davies.

Cynthia Nixon, Jennifer Ehle, Catherine Bailey, Keith Carradine
Terence Davies