OF TIME AND THE CITY (2008) [feature]

UK (MIFF 2008 , Documentaries)
Director: Terence Davies

“Here was my whole world - home, school, movies and God.”

A love song and eulogy to the city of Liverpool, Of Time and the City is director Terence Davies's (Distant Voices, Still Lives; The House of Mirth; The Long Day Closes) homage to the city of his youth, his birthplace and hometown. Returning after an eight-year absence from filmmaking, Davies combines archival footage and original material with his raspy voiceover and selective musical choices to create a highly personal look at the city he loves.

Encompassing the hard-working washerwomen on the streets, football mania, over-decorated churches and the depressing tower blocks of the 60s - Davies presents the Liverpudlian world like never before.

“It is by turns tender, lyrical, angry, shrewd and, above all, funny. This tough, unsentimental film refuses to use clichés.” - Guardian
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D/S Terence Davies P Sol Papadopoulos, Roy Boulter WS HanWay Films TD digibeta/2008/77mins

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