In celebration of its 30th anniversary and following a theatrical release in August to renewed critical acclaim, the BFI now brings Terence Davies' poetic, heart-breaking feature Distant Voices, Still Lives to Blu-ray in a stunning new 4K restoration. Released on 22 October 2018, the film is accompanied by many extra features including a new Q&A with Terence Davies, his own audio commentary, interviews, trailers and more.
Now that Eileen (Angela Walsh) and Maisie (Lorraine Ashbourne) and their brother Tony (Dean Williams) are adults, their childhood memories - and in particular those associated with their father - are inconsistent. While Eileen clings to happier times, her siblings remember his brutal violent nature, which has been a major influence on their growth and development. This troubled family must deal with the day-to-day alongside their past. Terence Davies creates a loving portrait with this partly autobiographical tale (shot in two sections), that features a superb soundtrack of songs. Distant Voices, Still Lives has been voted one of the greatest British films by Sight & Sound. Try the BFI trailer above.