MAUDIE (12)

Wednesday 4th July 2018 - 7:30 pm

Dir: Aisling Walsh, 2016, CANADA, 116 mins.
With Sally Hawkins, Ethan Hawkes, Kari Matchett, Gabrielle Rose.

All the critics agree that Sally Hawkins gives an extraordinary performance as Maud Lewis, a Canadian folk artist whose life was only made bearable by her creativity.  Living in a tiny cabin with her abusive husband she covered every surface with jewel-like paintings until eventually news of her talent spread to the outside world.  It's a touching portrayal of a remarkable woman but there is a sense that, despite her marriage being presented as difficult, this is nevertheless a rose tinted version of reality.