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.