WHO’S IN IT?
Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine), Ethan Hawke (Boyhood), Kari Matchett (The Tree of Life), Zachary Bennett (The Poet), Gabrielle Rose (The Sweet Hereafter), Greg Malone (Extraordinary Visitor)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Aisling Walsh (Song for a Raggy Boy), director; Sherry White (Down to the Dirt), writer; Bob Cooper (Mr. Woodcock), Susan Mullen (A Film with Me in It), Mary Sexton (Violet) and Mary Young Leckie (Where the Spirit Lives), producers; Michael Timmins (The Boys Club), composer; Guy Godfree (Surfacing), cinematographer; Stephen O’Connell (Viva), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
In 1930s Nova Scotia, Canada, lowly arthritic woman Maud Dowley (Hawkins) takes a job working as a housekeeper for fish peddler Everett Lewis (Hawke), during which she hones her skills as a folk painter that would make her exceptionally well-known throughout the community…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
The life of renowned Canadian folk painter Maud Lewis is finally brought to the big screen, with Sally Hawkins delivering a knockout performance as the main figure.