EN - A Quiet Passion is a film  based on the life and work of the poet Emily Dickinson. She wrote a poem a day, but only a fraction of her output was published in her lifetime. She was extremely shy, but with a wry, lively sense of humour. Her friendships were intense but it was within the family that she found her greatest happiness. Her life was one of quiet dignity... The poetry magnificent: all the terror and beauty of the world distilled down to the quintessence of meaning and expression. She was quite simply one of the world’s greatest poets.


Title A Quiet Passion
Original title A Quiet Passion
Original language English
Status Completed
Production Minority Flemish
Category Features
Genre biography, drama
Year 2016
World première / first public presentation 2016-02-13


Cast Cynthia Nixon, Jennifer Ehle, Duncan Duff, Keith Carradine
Photography Florian Hoffmeister
Editing Pia Di Ciaula
Art director Merijn Sep
Costume Catherine Marchand
Makeup Fabienne Adam, Michelle Van Brussel

Technical specs

Running time film 90'
Colour Colour
Available in 2D


Main producer Roy Boulter, Sol Papadopoulos
Main production company Hurricane Films
Supported by Screen Flanders


2016: Berlin International Film Festival (DE); Film Fest Gent (BE); Chicago International Film Festival (US); Philadelphia Film Festival (US)

Talent from Flanders represented at the Berlinale

There was another strong presence from Flanders at this year’s International Film Festival in Berlin (11-21 February). Actress Martha Canga Antonio took the stage as one of 10 European Shooting Stars; foreign films starring Veerle Baetens and Jan Bijvoet were in the line-up; four film professionals from Flanders were picked for the Berlinale Talents initiative; and a variety of Flemish (co-)productions screened in the European Film Market.

BlackMartha Canga Antonio was one of 10 European Shooting Stars in the spotlight during the Berlinale. The actress made an international impact with her debut role as Mavela in Black, a contemporary Romeo & Juliet story directed by Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah. Previous Shooting Stars have included Matthias Schoenaerts, Alicia Vikander, Carey Mulligan and Daniel Brühl.

Published on Monday 15 February 2016

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Last edited on 25 April 2017

Short info

Director Terence Davies
Producers Peter De Maegd, Tom Hameeuw
Writers Terence Davies

Lize Lefaible
Timmerhoutkaai 7
1000 Brussels


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