Distant Voices, Still Lives


45m 1986

Brief Synopsis

A portrait of a Catholic working class family in Liverpool in the 1940s and 1950s.

Film Details

Also Known As
Distant Voices, Still Lives
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1986
Production Company
Bbc Resources; British Film Institute; British Film Institute; Channel 4; Channel Four Television; Film4 Productions; Set Meals; Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (Zdf)
Distribution Company
ALLIANCE ATLANTIS VIVAFILM/ARROW FILM DISTRIBUTORS/AVENUE ENTERTAINMENT; Alliance Atlantis Vivafilm; Alliance Atlantis Vivafilm; Alta Films; Arrow Film Distributors; International Video Entertainment Inc; StudioCanal; Studiocanal
Location
Liverpool, England, United Kingdom; Londong, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
45m

Synopsis

A portrait of a Catholic working class family in Liverpool in the 1940s and 1950s.

Crew

Mike Abrahams

Stills

David Allen

Props (Standby)

Jan Archibald

Makeup

Jan Archibald

Hairstyles

Ron Barber

Supervisor

George Barbero

Runner

Toby Benton

Collaborative Editor

Richard Bridgwood

Runner

Geoff Burlinson

Electrician

Moya Burns

Sound Recording

Pat Carus

Assistance

Rupert Castle

Boom Operator

Tim Church

Electrician

Harriet Cox

Camera Operator

Geraldine Creed

Collaborative Editor

Terence Davies

Screenwriter

William Diver

Editor

William Diver

Director Of Photography

Patrick Duval

Director Of Photography

Richard Ede

Carpenter

Matthew Evans

2nd Assistant Director

Christine Felce

Boom Operator

Joy Fielding

Scenic Artist

Penny Fielding

Scenic Artist

Ian Francis

Runner

Kevin Fraser

Grip

David Gamble

Assistance

Sheila Gillie

Art Direction Assistant

Maggie Gormley

Other

Alastair Gow

Construction Crew

Gil Hallifax

Assistance

Pat Harkins

Props (Standby)

Mamoun Hassan

Assistance

David Hill

Assistance

Jennifer Howarth

Producer

Monica Howe

Costume Designer

Roy Hudd

Assistance

Kevin Huse

Carpenter

Malcolm Huse

Grip

Jocelyn James

Art Direction

Priscilla John

Casting

Alf Joint

Stunt Coordinator

Gerry Jones

Makeup

Gerry Jones

Hairstyles

Martin Kenzie

Other

Sheryl Leonardo

Production Accountant

Robert Lockhart

Assistance

Colin Maccabe

Executive Producer

Alex Mackie

Sound Editor (Dubbing)

Max Marrable

Assistance

Melanie Matthews

Continuity

Tony Mccaffrey

Runner

Mick Mccarthy

Assistant Editor

Susan Mclenachan

Construction Crew

Andrew Melhuish

Sound Editor Assistant (Dubbing)

Elizabeth Moss

Makeup

Elizabeth Moss

Hairstyles

Caren Moy

Other

Marc Munden

2nd Assistant Director

Simon Murray

Wardrobe Assistant

Gary Nagle

Electrician

Colin Nicolson

Sound Recording

Clive Noakes

Supervisor

Denis Norden

Assistance

Jill Pack

Executive In Charge Of Production

Nicholas Penn

Other

Chris Polden

Electrician; Electrician (Stunt)

Andy Powell

1st Assistant Director

Glynn Purcell

1st Assistant Director

Geoffrey Quick

Electrician (Stunt)

Steve Race

Assistance

Jeremy Read

Other

Liz Reddish

Publicist

Tommy Reilly

Harmonica Player

Frank Reynolds

Assistance

Gillian Reynolds

Assistance

Richard Roberts

Special Effects

Sholto Roeg

Runner

Nobby Roker

Grip

Lesley Rouvray-lawson

Makeup

Lesley Rouvray-lawson

Hairstyles

Colin Rutter

Construction Crew

Peter Sainsbury

Assistance

Lesley Sanders

Hairstyles

Lesley Sanders

Makeup

Hank Schumacher

Construction Crew

Eric Scruby

Makeup

Eric Scruby

Hairstyles

Aileen Seaton

Hairstyles

Aileen Seaton

Makeup

Jenny Shircore

Makeup (Stunts)

Larry Sider

Assistance

Claire Hughes Smith

Continuity

Mark Stevenson

Art Direction Assistant

Olivia Stewart

Production Manager

Lil Stirling

Production Assistant

Sarah Swords

Production Manager

Sarah Thwaites

Scenic Artist

Ian Turner

Sound Mixer

Miki Van Zwanenberg

Art Direction

Bill Venables

Grip

Bill Weston

Stunts

Lynne Whiteread

Other

Gary Willis

Electrician (Stunt)

Aad Wirtz

Sound Mixer

Arthur Wooster

Photography (Stunts)

Film Details

Also Known As
Distant Voices, Still Lives
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1986
Production Company
Bbc Resources; British Film Institute; British Film Institute; Channel 4; Channel Four Television; Film4 Productions; Set Meals; Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (Zdf)
Distribution Company
ALLIANCE ATLANTIS VIVAFILM/ARROW FILM DISTRIBUTORS/AVENUE ENTERTAINMENT; Alliance Atlantis Vivafilm; Alliance Atlantis Vivafilm; Alta Films; Arrow Film Distributors; International Video Entertainment Inc; StudioCanal; Studiocanal
Location
Liverpool, England, United Kingdom; Londong, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
45m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of seventeen international prizes, including the International Critics Prize at Cannes and the Golden Leopard at Locarno.

Released in United States Summer July 28, 1989

Limited re-release in United States August 31, 2018

Released in United States on Video February 8, 1990

Released in United States April 1986

Released in United States 1988

Released in United States August 1988

Released in United States September 1988

Released in United States September 17, 1988

Released in United States 1989

Released in United States July 1989

Released in United States August 1989

Released in United States January 1992

Shown at Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) (British Film Institute: Five Years of New Cinema, 1986-1990) in New York City April 12-23, 1991.

Shown at Dublin Film Festival October 26-November 4, 1988.

Shown at Montreal World Film Festival August 24-September 4, 1988.

Shown at New York Film Festival September 29 & October 2, 1988.

Shown at Locarno Film Festival August 1988.

Shown at Toronto Festival of Festivals September 8-17, 1988.

Shown at Boston Film Festival September 17, 1988.

Shown at Seattle International Film Festival May 11-June 4, 1989.

Shown at Wellington Film Festival July 7-22, 1989.

Shown at Norwegian Film Festival in Haugesund August 19-25, 1989.

Sholto Roeg is the child of director Nicolas Roeg.

Began shooting September 16, 1985.

Completed shooting during fall 1987.

The first section, "Distant Voices," was shot in London and Liverpool in the autumn of 1985; the second, "Still Lives," was filmed with the same cast two years later.

Released in United States Summer July 28, 1989

Limited re-release in United States August 31, 2018 (New York)

Released in United States on Video February 8, 1990

Released in United States April 1986 (Shown at Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) (British Film Institute: Five Years of New Cinema, 1986-1990) in New York City April 12-23, 1991.)

Released in United States 1988 (Shown at Dublin Film Festival October 26-November 4, 1988.)

Released in United States 1988 (Shown at New York Film Festival September 29 & October 2, 1988.)

Released in United States August 1988 (Shown at Locarno Film Festival August 1988.)

Released in United States September 1988 (Shown at Telluride Film Festival September 1988.)

Released in United States September 1988 (Shown at Toronto Festival of Festivals September 8-17, 1988.)

Released in United States 1988 (Shown at Montreal World Film Festival August 24-September 4, 1988.)

Released in United States September 17, 1988 (Shown at Boston Film Festival September 17, 1988.)

Released in United States 1989 (Shown at Seattle International Film Festival May 11-June 4, 1989.)

Released in United States July 1989 (Shown at Wellington Film Festival July 7-22, 1989.)

Released in United States August 1989 (Shown at Norwegian Film Festival in Haugesund August 19-25, 1989.)

Released in United States January 1992 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (British Independents) in Park City, Utah January 16-26, 1992.)