David, a young boy, grows up in a small Southern Bible Belt town in the 1940’s. When his aunt Mae a former club singer, comes to stay in the threadbare home he shares with his father and his mother, she soon becomes his sole companion. This vibrant woman, with her theatrical past, bestows a previously unknown glamour and excitement to David’s world.

Director Terence Davies

Writer Terence Davies, John Kennedy Toole

Cast Gena Rowlands, Diana Scarwid, Denis Leary, Jacob Tierney, Leo Burmester, Frances Conroy

Producers Elizabeth Karlsen, Olivia Stewart

Production Credits Mike Lowrie - Co-Executive Producer, Nik Powell - Executive Producer, Victoria Westhead - Line Producer, Stephen Woolley - Executive Producer, Academy, Channel Four Films, Iberoamerica Films, Mayfair Films, Scala Productions, Screen Partners Ltd, Three Rivers Production

Terence Davies

Davies has directed five feature films to date, Distant Voices Still Lives, The Long Day Closes, The Neon Bible, The House Of Mirth, and just prior to The Deep Blue Sea he made his documentary Of Time And The City, a fond homage to his home town of Liverpool.

Festival Section Year Location
Golden Palm Cannes