Terence Davies, the director of The Long Day Closes and Distant Voices, Still Lives, has died at 77, according to his official social media pages.

Davies died at his home after what was described as a short illness.

Davies directed several films that were considered among the best of the craft in his lifetime. They ranged from The Deep Blue Sea starring Rachel Weisz, to his debut feature, Distant Voices, a look at hs own working-class British upbringing.

His works included acclaim for films like A Quiet Passion, starring Cynthia Nixon as the reclusive poet Emily Dickinson, and the Edith Wharton adaptation, House of Mirth, featuring Gillian Anderson.

At the center of his films was his discomfort with being gay, and the ennui of life.

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