The Long Day Closes

Terence Davies' blissful, evocative and non-narrative follow-up to his Distant Voices, Still Lives follows a few months in the life of 12-year-old Bud (Leigh McCormack), in impressionistic snatches of his everyday existence growing up in the Liverpool of 1956. Bud's world is influenced by his mother (Marjorie Yates), his older sister Helen (Ayse Owens), and his older brothers John (Nicholas Lamont) and Kevin (Anthony Watson). Bud is a lonely and quiet child whose moments of solace occur when he sits in rapture at the local cinema, watching towering and iconic figures on the movie screen. The movies give Bud the strength to get through another day as he deals with his oppressive school environment and his burgeoning homosexuality.~ Paul Brenner, All Movie Guide

- Synopsis provided by Fabric Origin


  • Terence Davies


  • Leigh McCormack
  • Marjorie Yates
  • Anthony Watson
  • Nicholas Lamont
  • Ayse Owens
  • Tina Malone
  • Jimmy Wilde
  • Robin Polley
  • Peter Ivatts
  • Joy Blakeman


  • Terence Davies
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