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Mrs Lowry & Son (2019)

Not Rated | | Biography, Drama, History | 1 November 2019 (USA)
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A portrait of the artist L.S. Lowry and the relationship with his mother, who tries to dissuade him from pursuing his passion.

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Adrian Noble

Writer:

Martyn Hesford
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Cast

Credited cast:
Vanessa Redgrave ... Elizabeth Lowry
Timothy Spall ... L S Lowry
Stephen Lord ... Mr. Stanhope
David Schaal ... Man In Bath
Wendy Morgan ... Mrs. Stanhope
Michael Keogh ... Mr. Lowry
Joanne Pearce Joanne Pearce ... Wife of Man in Bath
Jon Furlong ... Drunk Man
Rose Noble Rose Noble ... Young Elizabeth
John Alan Roberts John Alan Roberts ... Art Critic
Giselle Cullinane ... Bucket Woman
Laurence Mills Laurence Mills ... Young Laurie
Kíla Lord Cassidy Kíla Lord Cassidy ... Street Girl
Paul Bergquist Paul Bergquist ... Flashback tea guest
Amanda Higson Amanda Higson ... Woman at Window
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A portrait of the artist L.S. Lowry and the relationship with his mother, who tries to dissuade him from pursuing his passion.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mrs. Lowry and Son See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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$1,868,208
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Genesius Pictures See more »
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Neither Timothy Spall or Vanessa Redgrave are Mancunians. They were both born and brought up in South London. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the film it is stated that Lowry refused both an OBE and a Knighthood in 1968. This isn't quite true. He turned down an OBE in 1955, a CBE in 1961, a Knighthood in 1968, and a CH (Companion of Honour) in 1972 and 1976. He is believed to have turned down more honours than anyone else. See more »

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Referenced in Granada Reports: 27 August 2019: Evening Bulletin (2019) See more »

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A slow burn but fantastic performances all round
4 September 2019 | by trevorwombleSee all my reviews

Made on a limited budget, this slightly stagey account of the years where the celebrated artist tried to make his mark is a real acting masterclass.

Spall and Redgrave are superb, with understated performances that perfectly encapsulate the struggling artist who seems on a career to nowhere and his social status obsessed invalid mother who sees herself as middle class but somehow in a working class environment.

The plot may be slight and it does have a very theatrical feel to it but the dynamic between the two leads and the feel of mid 1930s lancashire are really strong. Some wonderful interaction between Spall and Redgrave is punctuated with some splendid trick photography as we see scenes of people and places through the artists eyes. It's a not a showy overblown film but an introverted one that shows how poorly the artist was perceived at the time but with a glimmer of hope that better times lay ahead. The scene where time stops and Lowry walks between workers leaving a factory is particularly memorable.

The perfect antidote to the smash, bashy, crashy big budget action films of the summer. A wonderful character driven story with two great actors who bring pathos to the story.


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