Spanning a rebellious schoolgirl youth to her later years as a reclusive writer, penning deeply personal verses that were rarely published, Davies’ elegant biopic vividly explores the hopes, dreams and desires of a woman whose brilliance was only posthumously recognised.
While virtually unknown in her lifetime, Dickinson is considered to have written some of the most important poems in American literature, leaving behind a legacy of stunning, astute work that still resonates deeply today, and which Davies sensitively commemorates.
To celebrate the release of A Quiet Passion, we’re giving you the chance to win a bundle of goodies, including a copy of Emily Dickinson's The Complete Poems (the only one-volume edition containing all of her verse).
To enter simply answer this question:
Which of these poems was written by Emily Dickinson?
Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate
I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills
Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul
Tweet your answer to @CurzonCinemas using #AQuietPassion or email firstname.lastname@example.org with 'A Quiet Passion' in the subject line.
One winner will receive the following:
- A copy of The Complete Poems by Emily Dickinson published by Faber
- A copy of the film poster for A Quiet Passion
- A bundle of literary films about poets and writers on DVD: Jim Jarmusch's Paterson; Howl (about Allen Ginsberg); Andrew Kötting's By Our Selves (about John Clare); Grant Gee's Patience (After Sebald) - A Walk Through The Rings of Saturn (based on the book by W.G Sebald); and Norwegian Wood (adapted from Haruki Murakami's novel)
Four runner-ups will win a copy of the book and the poster.
Winners will be contacted by their method of entry on or after Friday 7 April.
[With thanks to Soda Pictures]