Mrs Lowry and Son (Early Doors) PG
This film is F-Rated
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From the archive
This film was last shown on 12 September 2019
This is the delicate, intimate and amusing story of the brittle but vital relationship between L. S. Lowry, one of the greatest artists of the 20th century, and his bedridden, unhappy and controlling mother.
Lowry (Timothy Spall), not yet established as an artist, works as a rent collector, walking the streets of Salford, mixing with factory workers and observing the town closely. In the evenings, he takes art classes and paints until the early hours of the morning. He is resolutely loyal and well mannered towards his bitter mother, Elizabeth (Vanessa Redgrave), who tries to dissuade him from pursuing his artistic ambitions and never misses a chance to tell him what a disappointment he is to her.
A delightfully gentle film, punctuated by delightful moments of humour.
- 1 hour 33 minutes