We’ve been spoiled of late with great films about poets and poetry, from Jim Jarmusch’s Paterson with Adam Driver, to Ann Marie Fleming’s Window Horses, and Neruda from Pablo Larraín.

A Quiet Passion, from British writer/director Terence Davies, follows the life of Massachusetts poet Emily Dickinson with a more traditional biopic trajectory, but it’s not without surprises.

Following its subject from her teenage years (when she’s capably played by Emma Bell) through her long spinsterhood – the reclusive writer died aged 55 – lets the film slowly morph from a Whitmanesque wit-fest, with Catherine Bailey as a bonne vivante, into something altogether more sombre.

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