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The Mother

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Synopsis

May is 65. An ordinary granny from the suburbs. When her husband dies she finds herself thrown upon the mercy of her far-too-busy metropolitan children.

Stuck in London, far from home, her kids abusing or avoiding her, she feels that life for her is more or less over.

Until... The granny from the sticks, the old lady you don't even notice in the supermarket, the broken woman who's life is finished, falls headlong, suddenly, rapturously, disarmingly, girlishly, carnally in love.

With a man half her age. (Who just happens to be fucking her daughter as well)

From the acid pen of Hanif Kureishi comes another brilliant and shocking slice of modern metropolitan life.

Details

Year
2003
Type of film
Features
Running Time
112 mins
Format
35mm
Director
Roger Michell
Producer
David M Thompson, Tracey Scoffield, Angus Finney, Stephen Evans
Editor
Nicolas Gaster
Screenwriter
Hanif Kureishi
Director of Photography
Alwin Kuchler
Principal Cast
Daniel Craig, Anne Reid

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Production Company

Free Range Films
36 Marshall Street
London, W1V 1LL
UK

T +44 (0)20 7287 5110
F +44 (0)20 7287 3770

Sales
Company

Renaissance Films
34-35 Berwick Street
London W1F 8RP
UK

T 44 (0)20 7287 5190
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info@renaissance-films.com
http://www.renaissance-films.com