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Mothers and Daughters

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Synopsis

Screwed-up supermodels, closet lesbians, mother-fixated transvestites or simply lonely, everyone needs a friendly ear and that is the chosen profession of Lorraine, a psychotherapist who 'brings everything down to the mother'. But to whom does the therapist talk? As her clients work through their issues Lorraine has to face the reality of her own destiny. Lorraine's devoutly Catholic mother Mary, having brought her children up very strictly, now has Alzheimer's. Mary cannot remember whether she has eaten and has lost control of her bodily functions. Lorraine delegates the problems of her mothers Alzheimer's between her cheque book and her sister, Nina, who has seen her dreams of a singing career and hopes of love and relationships slip by. Stagnation has turned to slow decline as Nina dedicates her life to caring for a woman she despises. The matriarch has become the infant and the relationship of the adult siblings disintegrates into all-out war and misunderstanding.

Details

Year
2004
Type of film
Features
Running Time
83 mins
Format
DigiBeta
Director
Hannah Davis, David Conolly
Producer
Ben and Patrick Turley, Jean Boht and Carl Davis
Executive Producer
Lynda La Plante
Editor
George Mallen, Ben Turley
Screenwriter
Hannah Davis, David Conolly
Director of Photography
Ben Turley
Music
Carl Davis
Principal Cast
Joan Blackham, Jean Boht, Simone Bowkett, David Conolly, Caroline Burns Cooke, Hannah Davis, Miranda Hart, Alix Longman, Joanna Pecover, Emma Stirland, Jeffry Kaplow

Production Company

La Plante Productions

Cougar Films and Dolly Pictures

Sales
Company

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UK

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