Distant Voices, Still Lives

Distant Voices, Still Lives ★★★½

People in Liverpool back in the day loved to sing like... a lot.

Terence Davies nostalgic film captures not only the life of a particular family, but an era as a whole.

The parallels between their happiest days in contrast to the abuse received by the father, wonderfully played by the late Pete Postlethwaite, its both agonizing and it helps getting us into the psych of the family.

The cinematography is also really good on capturing the nostalgia with a color palette that takes us back into the era with its brown-ish, low tone.

The film at times can feel a bit too sketchy and the editing at the very beginning was so weird I thought something happened to my computer. Also, while it does a great capturing the family drama, I wouldn't put into the first spots when it comes to the films that beautifully capture what's basically the family dynamic.

Nevertheless, this is certainly a good film to catch. I wouldn't call it enjoyable, but it definitely worths a watch.

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