The Terence Davies Trilogy, 1983
Created as three separate films over a ten year period, Trilogy offers an early
insight into his distinctive technique and style. Heavily autobiographical, through
his fictional alter-ego Robert Tucker, we witness three stages of life. In the first
film, Children (1974-76) domestic violence and brutality dominate and in
Madonna and Child (1980) his closet homosexuality leads to abject misery.
Finally, in Death and Transfiguration (1980-83) Tucker copes with the death of his
mother and his own loneliness and mortality.