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MT: Mrs Lowry & Son (PG)

04 Sep 2019

Directed by

Adrian Noble

Mrs Lowry & Son

This film focuses on the brittle but vital relationship between L.S.Lowry, one of the greatest artists of the 20th Century, and his bedridden, unhappy and controlling mother. Lowry (Timothy Spall), not yet established as an artist, works as a rent collector, walking the streets of Salford, mixing with factory workers and observing the town closely. He is resolutely loyal and well mannered towards his bitter mother, Elizabeth (Vanessa Redgrave), who tries to dissuade him from pursuing his artistic ambitions. This wonderfully observed film is punctuated with moments of humour as Lowry navigates his home life and his art. 

"...crackling tension and repressed rage of this remarkable two-hander from Vanessa Redgrave and Timothy Spall...Redgrave is on mesmerising form...**** 4 stars " - The Times

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