The Neon Bible (1995)


While on a train, a teenage boy thinks about his life and the flamboyant aunt whose friendship acted as an emotional shield from his troubled family. This film evokes the haunting quality of memory while creating a heartfelt portrait of a boy’s life in a rural 1940s Southern town.

Director: Terence Davies.
Writers: Terence Davies, John Schulte ((literary collaborator), John Kennedy Toole (novel).
Stars: Jacob Tierney, Drake Bell, Gena Rowlands, Diana Scarwid, Denis Leary, Bob Hannah, Aaron Frisch, Charles Franzen, Leo Burmester, Sherry Velvet, Stephanie Astalos-Jones, Ian Shearer, Joan Glover, Jill Jane Clements, Tom Turbiville, Sharon Blackwood, Peter McRobbie, Ken Fight, Dana Seltzer, Virgil Graham Hopkins, Ducan Stewart, J.T. Alessi, Duncan Stewart, Frances Conroy.
Cinematographer: Michael Coulter.
Composer: Robert Lockhart.

1995 Cannes Film Festival – Nominated for the Palme d’Or.

Optional English subtitles are available for this film, to enable them on the video player click on the cogwheel, click on the last option (субтитры), and finally, click on “EN”.


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RIP Terence Davis (1945-2023)

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One Comment

  1. November 5, 2023

    A beautiful story with the amazing Gena Rowlands. All of the actors were wonderful.
    The best film that I have seen in a long while.

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