OF TIME AND THE CITY
From the original voice of British auteur Terence Davies comes a visual poem about the director’s life in Liverpool from 1945 to 1973. It is a very personal portrait of Liverpool, beyond its Beatles and its football clubs, the home of the writer’s birth, where youth and inspiration weave his own story into the recent history of the city with fascinating found footage and a lyrical soundtrack. The visual poem is played out against a backdrop of densely packed urban living and backbreaking domestic labor. But Davies counterpoints the slums with beautiful, soaring music and lifts us into the world of fantasy and collective emotion which makes the misery of life bearable. For lovers of Davies’ previous work many of his themes from his earlier narrative pieces thread through this film–Catholicism, homosexuality, violence, death, loss, the glory of cinema, outsiderness and childhood. Narrated by Davies.
“Critic’s Pick! Lyrical!” – New York Times
Emotionally charged! Moving! Complex!
– Charles Purdy, Los Angeles Times
Poignant, bittersweet and completely entertaining
– Kevin Thomas, Examiner
A unique meditation on love and loss… features masterful performances from Whishaw and Cheng
– Sara Stewart, New York Post
Country of Origin: Brazil / Germany
Sound Format: Dolby SRD
Running Time: 107 minutes
Rating: Not Rated
In Portuguese with English Subtitles