A Quiet Passion competition

From acclaimed filmmaker Terence Davies, A Quiet Passion is a powerful study of 19th Century poet Emily Dickinson, featuring a compassionate central performance from Cynthia Nixon.

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. 

An exceptional film
— The Independent
A stunning performance from Cynthia Nixon
— Little White Lies


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 win@curzon.com 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.

A Quiet Passion is now playing exclusively at Curzon Mayfair, ahead of its general release on Friday 7 April.  

[With thanks to Soda Pictures]