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The Neon Bible

Directed by Terence Davies
United Kingdom, 1995
Drama
      English
      English

Synopsis

While on a train, a teenage boy thinks about his life and the flamboyant aunt whose friendship acted as an emotional shield from his troubled family. This film evokes the haunting quality of memory while creating a heartfelt portrait of a boy’s life in a rural 1940s Southern town.

Our take

Britain’s great storyteller of personal histories flush with emotion and taut with social tensions, Terence Davies, had a one-two punch of great films last year—Sunset Song and A Quiet Passion—which made us want to revisit this resplendent, deeply felt visit to the American South. A 90s classic.

Synopsis

While on a train, a teenage boy thinks about his life and the flamboyant aunt whose friendship acted as an emotional shield from his troubled family. This film evokes the haunting quality of memory while creating a heartfelt portrait of a boy’s life in a rural 1940s Southern town.

The Neon BibleDirected byTerence Davies
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Cannes Film Festival
1995

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