Distant Voices, Still Lives

Distant Voices, Still Lives 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 father. The second section, ‘Still Lives’, sees the children grown up and emerging into a brighter 1950s Britain, only a few years from rock and roll and The Beatles, yet somehow still a lifetime away.

  • Date: 03/05/2019 8:00 pm
  • Director: Terence Davies
  • Actors: Pete Postlethwaite, Freda Dowie, Angela Walsh
  • Country: UK, West Germany
  • Year of Release: 1988
  • Running Time: 85 mins
  • Genre: Drama, Music

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