The Long Day Closes
Terence Davies’ largely autobiographical account of a teenager’s experiences in mid-50s Liverpool.
Marjorie Yates, Leigh McCormack, Anthony Watson
UK 1992. 85min
Inspired by his own experiences as he was about to leave junior school, Davies’ magnificently imaginative trip down memory lane is set in mid-50s Liverpool and offers an impressionistic series of brief, plotless scenes vividly evocative of the joys of being alive – notwithstanding poverty, bullies and religious terror. Music, composition, camera movement, sound and colour collude to take us inside the young protagonist’s mind.