News: 27 September 2021

Terence Davies wins the San Sebastian International Film Festival Jury Prize for BEST SCREENPLAY 2021

News: 21 September, 2021

Terence Davies at the Viennale 2021 (21-31 October 2021)

The Work of Terence Davies
The Viennale is a festival that honors memory and is aware of the lessons of history. We see it as our vocation to focus on the films and authors that we consider essential to our culture. In the face of a system that insatiably consumes and tirelessly contaminates, it is our responsibility to accompany, support and remember these artists.
So with both humility and pride, we take the opportunity to celebrate a renowned master who has nevertheless always remained on the margins of trends and fashions. An original and unique author, at once complex and accessible thanks to the elegant allure of his poetics. On the occasion of this year’s Viennale, we would like to rediscover the complete oeuvre of Terence Davies, including his great successes, his extraordinary initial works, his timeless masterpieces and, of course, his latest film, BENEDICTION, which is to premiere at the Toronto and San Sebastián film festivals this September.
Furthermore, Terence Davies has created the trailer for the 59th edition of our festival: a short film that condenses in little more than one minute his poetics, which are marked by profound humanity, and that succeeds in making the viewer merge into an atmosphere of light and (Davies’ own) words. An elegy to time and life.
The third volume of the film-critical series of books called TEXTUR (“Texture”) is thus dedicated to Terence Davies. Among the authors are Jonathan Romney, Michael Koresky, Kieron Corless and Dana Linssen. The publication features exceptional contributions such as the one by Matías Piñeiro and has some surprises in store. In addition to stories, anecdotes and references, it also includes poems written by Davies. In an unconventional way, the book retraces the unique work of an auteur filmmaker who never ceases to surprise us.

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NEWS: 22 September 2021

Terence Davies at the Still Voices Film Festival in Ballymahon, Co. Longford, 4 - 7 November, 2021

Still Voices Film Festival are thrilled to announce acclaimed director Terence Davies will attend the 2021 festival for a special screening of his 1988 masterpiece Distant Voices Still Lives, after which the festival took its name. This in-person event will take place on November 5th in the Dean Crowe Theatre, Athlone, and will be followed by a conversation between Davies and film critic John Maguire. The following day, November 6th, in partnership with Screen Skills Ireland, Davies will participate in a directing masterclass with renowned Irish filmmaker Pat Collins at the Backstage Theatre, Longford. Davies and Collins will discuss the British filmmaker’s long and varied filmography, his film-making style and unique sensibility.

Terence Davies will also receive the inaugural ‘Still Voices Visionary Award’ for his significant contribution to the art of cinema.