Of Time and the City (2008)

Terence Davies’ filmic, music-filled homage to Liverpool, the city he grew up in.
Deftly assembling judiciously chosen archive footage, Davies looks back – in anger, sometimes, but also with amusement and affection – at the Liverpool he grew up in, comparing it with the city of today. Peppering his own comments (many of them wickedly witty) with a range of literary quotations, he also makes brilliantly apposite use of music from Mahler to Peggy Lee, Shostakovich to The Hollies.
2008 United Kingdom
Directed by
Terence Davies
Produced by
Solon Papadopoulos, Roy Boulter
Written by
Terence Davies
Terence Davies
Running time
77 minutes

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