The famous British director Terence Davies passed away after a short illness

Sad news has hit all lovers of a good movie

by Sededin Dedovic
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The famous British director Terence Davies passed away after a short illness
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Throughout history, there are many actors and directors who have marked world cinema. Some are still alive and some are not. The entire film public was surprised and saddened by the news that British screenwriter and film director Terence Davies died at the age of 77 after a "short illness", according to his manager.

A little older readers surely remember some of his greatest works because this superb director was most popular some 40 years ago. He left a deep mark on British and world film cinema and is surely a great loss. Davis established himself on the cinematic map in the late 1970s and early 1980s with his trilogy of autobiographical films entitled The Children, Madonna and Child, and Death and Transfiguration, which changed the style of filmmaking at the time.

Of course, he shot nine more feature films, the "Independent" reported. Manager John Taylor told PA that he was very sad to announce that Terence Davies had passed away peacefully at home in his sleep after a short illness.

Lately, this director has not exposed himself or talked much, although he did his work almost until the end of his life, of course not at the same pace as before. He was always very calm and wanted to help younger colleagues, and he was like that even at the peak of his career, which earned him great respect and popularity.

In the announcement in honor of this director, the Latin words "Umbra Sumus" by the poet Horace and a passage from a poem by the British poet Christina Rossetti entitled "When I die, beloved" were added, which were significant for Davis.

A great loss for world cinema, this extraordinary director and screenwriter will remain inscribed in golden letters. Born and raised in Liverpool, his work often has autobiographical elements. His most recent work, the Netflix drama Benediction, starring Jack Lowden and Peter Capaldi, explored the life of war poet Siegfried Sassoon.

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