Maudie (12A) at Ely Cinema

A delightful, beautifully realised biopic of Canadian artist Maud Lewis. Impoverished and disabled with chronic arthritis.

Director: Aisling Walsh  Stars: Ethan Hawke, Sally Hawkins, Kari Matchett

A delightful, beautifully realised biopic of Canadian artist Maud Lewis. Impoverished and disabled with chronic arthritis, Nova Scotia watercolourist Maud (Hawkins) becomes a housekeeper for Everett (Hawke), a gruff fishmonger whose home is a tiny, one-room shack. Despite Everett’s surly selfishness, Maud finds him attractive and inspiring, and their relationship becomes infused with a strange tendresse. With echoes of her role in Mike Leigh’s Happy-Go-Lucky, Hawkins brings a perky optimism to her character.

Contains infrequent moderate violence, sex.

★★★★★ Empire magazine
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