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A Quiet Passion wins Best Film at Gent Film Festival

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Hurricane Films’ Emily Dickinson biographical drama A Quiet Passion has been announced as this year’s Grand Prix: Best Film 2016 at Gent Film Festival in Belgium.

Shot in Belgium and the US, the film has been warmly received in the film festival circuit, with recent festival appearances in New York, Toronto, London, Vienna and Turin. Richard Brody of the New Yorker called A Quiet Passion ‘an absolute, drop dead masterwork’, whilst Michael Pattison of Indiewire called it ‘quietly masterful’.

A statement from the Gent jury read:

“After a long and passionate discussion it was decided to recognize the film which some members of the jury considered the most daring and most rigorous of the twelve films in competition: ‘A Quiet Passion’ by Terence Davies.”

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