2016 Certificate: 12

Synopsis

Sally Hawkins puts heart and soul into this acclaimed biopic of much-loved Canadian folk artist Maud Lewis. Life begins for downtrodden, stammering, neurotic Maudie when she gets the job as live-in housemaid for short-fused, taciturn Nova Scotian fishmonger Everett (Ethan Hawke). It's a strange and initially abusive relationship but the odd couple reach an equilibrium where Maud is allowed to paint (after she's completed her chores); an occupation that soon attracts the attention of rich New York collectors... and eventually Richard Nixon.

Director

  • Aisling Walsh

Cast

  • Sally Hawkins

  • Ethan Hawke

  • Kari Matchett

  • Zachary Bennett

  • Gabrielle Rose

  • Billy MacLellan

  • Marthe Bernard