Distant Voices, Still Lives (#82)

This week, the guys discuss the all-singing all-frowning experimental family drama Distant Voices, Still Lives. They discuss the fractured narrative of the film and how it gives everything an ethereal dreamlike quality, they discuss the idea of grieving over very troublesome and/or problematic folks, they praise the use of the music and singing and how it tells the story rather than the dialogue and much more.

The guys also draw next week’s movie out of a hat! What will it be? Join us, won’t you?


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Distant Voices, Still Lives stars Pete Postlethwaite, Freda Dowie, Angela Walsh, Lorraine Ashbourne, Dean Williams and Debi Jones; directed by Terence Davies.



Is It Streaming?

USA: Arrow, Kanopy, Mubi, Tubi and available to rent

Canada: Mubi

UK: BFI Player

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