‘Let us go then, you and I,
When the evening is spread out against the sky
Like a patient etherized upon a table;
Let us go, through certain half-deserted streets,
The muttering retreats
Of restless nights in one-night cheap hotels
And sawdust restaurants with oyster-shells:
Streets that follow like a tedious argument
Of insidious intent
To lead you to an overwhelming question…
Oh, do not ask, “What is it?”
Let us go and make our visit.’

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock

by T.S. Eliot

A solitary man wanders the streets of a city, restless with indecision. As he tumbles down a rabbit hole of seedy dive bars, half deserted streets and shots of whiskey, time fractures –  and it seems he might be destined to walk these streets forever.

Shot in New York by director Laura ScrivanoA LOVESONG is the first film of THE PASSION series and features actor Daniel Henshall, star of AMC’s TURN: WASHINGTON SPIES and SNOWTOWN*.


Exploring Daniel’s fascination with poetry and text and the actor’s relationship to both script and camera, his film takes as its starting point TS Eliot’s poem The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, considered to be one of the founding texts of modernist poetry.

Find out more about T.S.Eliot and The Lovesong of J Alfred Prufrock at the dedicated Faber& Faber site.

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