British film director Terence Davies dies at 77

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The British film director and screenwriter Terence Davies, author of the 2022 film “Benediction”, has died at the age of 77 after a brief period of illness, his representative reported this Saturday.

“I am deeply saddened to announce the death of Terence Davies, who passed away peacefully at home in his sleep, after a brief illness, on Saturday, October 7, 2023,” says his agent, John Taylor, in a statement sent to the agency. British PA News.

The statement includes the Latin words “Umbra Sumus,” by poet Horace, and an excerpt from British writer Christina Rossetti’s poem titled “When I Am Dead, My Dearest,” both of which had special meaning for Davies, according to the PA .

Born in Liverpool (northwest England) in 1945, he entered the world of cinema in the 1970s and early 1980s, with his trilogy of autobiographical films “Children“, “Madonna And Child” y “Death And Transfiguration“, to later make nine more feature films.

Last year the Netflix film “Benediction“, based on the life of the English poet Siegfried Sassoon and starring Jack Lowden and Peter Capaldi.

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