The Long Day Closes is a 1992 British film directed and written by Terence Davies. It starred Marjorie Yates, Leigh McCormack and Anthony Watson. It was entered into the 1992 Cannes Film Festival. The film is set in Liverpool in mid-1950s. The story concerns 11 year old Bud and his loving mother and siblings. Bud struggles to adapt to life at a new school where he meets some bullies. He takes refuge at the cinema, which he loves.
The film uses 35 pieces of original music, many of them in their entirety. Critic David Thomson in his April 2007 review of the film in the British Film Institute's Sight & Sound magazine draws attention (in the Listen to Britain section of the article) to the music that was used in the film, in particular "at the end of the film ... that mackerel sky and Sir Arthur Sullivan's 'The Long Day Closes' itself" (which was sung by Pro Cantione Antiqua).