The Long Day Closes (1992)
Event #2

The Long Day Closes

(35mm screening + Q&A with Terence Davies)

ICA London, 10 September 2014

A hypnotic, bittersweet ode to boyhood, cinemagoing, postwar working-class family life, Catholicism and glacial erosion, The Long Day Closes follows Bud, a lonely young boy growing up in Liverpool in the 1950s. Told as a trance of memories and moments, the film’s particular brand of sadness, beauty, breathtaking rhythm and atmospheric cinematography is emblematic of why writer-director Terence Davies is one of the great artists of contemporary British cinema.

We were pleased to welcome Terence Davies to the 35mm screening at London’s Institute of Contemporary Art, where we had a fabulous onstage conversation about the film and about Davies’s career.

You can download the programme booklet in PDF format here and watch Ian Mantgani and Craig Williams in conversation with Terence Davies below.