Cynthia Nixon (Amadeus / Sex and the City) stars alongside Jennifer Ehle (Pride and Prejudice / Zero Dark Thirty) and Duncan Duff (Wild Target / Burke and Hare) as 19th Century American poet Emily Dickinson. Director Terence Davies (Sunset Song) brings to life the story of her youth through to her later years.
Recognised as a genius that penned some of the most important verses in American Literature, Emily Dickinson was a vivacious and intelligent child who had a close-knit relationship with her family. However, the poet became reclusive after death struck her closest friends and focussed her life into poetry. A Quiet Passion reveals the hopes, dreams and disappointments of one of the greatest poets of all time.