Distant Voices, Still Lives Poster

Release Date: December 2nd, 2000

PG-13|1 hr 24 min

Plot Summary
Siblings Maisie (Lorraine Ashbourne) and Tony (Dean Williams), along with their mother (Freda Dowie), gather for their sister Eileen's (Angela Walsh) wedding. It is a joyous occasion, but through flashbacks it becomes clear that the family was not always happy. Their father (Pete Postlethwaite) was physically abusive to his wife, and left the children emotionally traumatized. As a result, the children have grown into unhappy adults, looking for love they didn't receive when they were young.

Cast: Freda Dowie, Pete Postlethwaite, Angela Walsh, Dean Williams, Lorraine Ashbourne, Debi Jones, Marie Jelliman, Sally Davies

Director: Terence Davies

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Channel Four Films, British Film Institute

Keywords: Emotional, England, Mother, Bar, Dark, Growing up, Family, 1940s, 1950s, Father, Sister, Brother