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FILM SYNOPSIS

PG

Mrs Lowry and Son

91 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)

Directed by:
Adrian Noble
Starring:
Stephen Lord; Timothy Spall; Vanessa Redgrave
Distributor:
Vertigo
Release Date:
30/08/2019
Advance shows from:
27/08/2019
Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Genre:
Drama;

BBFC Consumer Advice:Mild bad language.

BBFCinsight

Mrs Lowry & Son depicts the relationship between L.S. Lowry, played by Timothy Spall, one of Britain’s most iconic artists, and his mother Elizabeth, played by Vanessa Redgrave, with whom he lived until her death.

The film follows Lowry in the beginnings of his career, as he yearns for his work to be appreciated in London. However, his disdainful mother, Elizabeth actively tries to dissuade her bachelor son from pursuing his artistic ambitions. Elizabeth never fails to voice her opinion at what a disappointment he is to her. This powerful, yet humorous story imagines the impact this obsessive mother and son relationship had on the great artist.

L.S. Lowry became internationally famous for his depictions of 20th century industrial life in the North West of England, and the legacy of his work remains a huge presence in the region, not least at The Lowry, a purpose-built art gallery in Salford Quays.