T.S. Eliot’s Four Quartets
Directed by Sophie Fiennes
Ralph Fiennes’s exquisite performance of T. S. Eliot's poetic masterpiece is dynamically translated from stage to screen by director Sophie Fiennes (Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami, The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology). During the early days of COVID, the Oscar® nominee set himself the challenge of committing Four Quartets to memory, and in 2021 he brought it to the London stage followed by a tour of theaters across the UK. Written by Nobel Prize winner Eliot in the shadow of the Second World War, the poem is a searching examination of who – and what – we are. This celebrated meditation on human experience, time, and the divine offers up questions, imagery, and emotions that bear a powerful relevance to our present day.
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“Lucid and searching, scorching and incantatory…[Fiennes] recites Eliot’s poem as the music it is, and you feel that Eliot, through the drama of Fiennes’ presentation, comes across as nothing less than the 20th-century Shakespeare."
“The hypnotizing, affecting performance that Fiennes extracts from this thicket of uncertain meanings and recondite references is a beautiful testament to what Eliot himself once said: ‘Genuine poetry communicates before it’s understood.’”
“It is frankly astonishing how contemporary nearly every word sounds despite these poems having been written over 80 years ago. Ralph Fiennes interprets the works as a sort of crescendo-ing reasoning with both life and death”
"A staggering experience that is going to be best seen in a darkened room where you can get lost in the words which are amplified and expanded by Fiennes' physical performance...This is a masterclass of acting and a magnificent film. See it”
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- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1 and 1.78:1
- Color: Color
|Ambler Theater||Ambler||PA||1685246400May 28 - June 6, 2023|
|Bryn Mawr Film Institute||Bryn Mawr||PA||1697860800October 21, 2023|
|ByTowne Cinema||Ottawa||ON||1683432000May 7 - May 10, 2023|
|County Theater||Doylestown||PA||1685419200May 30 - June 11, 2023|
|Dairy Arts Center||Boulder||CO||1683691200May 10 - May 14, 2023|
|Gateway Film Center||Columbus||OH||1686888000June 16 - June 22, 2023|
|IFC Center||New York||NY||1682654400April 28 - May 11, 2023|
|Laemmle Theatres||Los Angeles||CA||1685073600May 26 - June 1, 2023|
|Lark Theater||Larkspur||CA||1685592000June 1 - June 14, 2023|
|Princeton Garden Theatre||Princeton||NJ||1685246400May 28 - June 6, 2023|
|Sun-Ray Cinema||Jacksonville||FL||1686024000June 6 - June 9, 2023|
|The Cary Theater||Cary||NC||1694836800September 16 - September 30, 2023|
|The Lindsay Theater||Sewickley||PA||1690430400July 27, 2023|
|Time & Space Limited||Hudson||NY||1682740800April 29 - April 30, 2023|
|VIFF Centre||Vancouver||BC||1685073600May 26 - June 1, 2023|