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Canada/Ireland, 2016. Director: Aisling Walsh, 115 minutes, PG, English
Determined to prove her independence to herself and her overprotective family, the Nova Scotian Maud Dowley answers an ad for a live-in housekeeper for the reclusive Everett Lewis but her artistic skills quickly eclipse her domestic duties. Director Aisling Walsh brilliantly captures Maud’s growth into one of Canada’s most celebrated folk artists.
Maud has spent her whole life constrained by the effects of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, causing her parents and brother to have little faith in her ability to live independently. After the loss of her parents leads her brother to sell her childhood home, Maud sets out to make her own way in the world and pursue her passion for art. Determined to get a job and provide for herself, she shows up at Everett’s door.
Slowly, Maud’s warmth and positivity break through her new employer’s cold and reserved demeanour. She accompanies him on his fish deliveries and brightens his home and his customers’ shipments with her colourful paintings. With the encouragement of Sandra, one of Everett’s customers, Maud begins selling her cards and paintings. Locals soon take note and word of her talents spreads far beyond Nova Scotia, attracting visitors to Maud and Everett’s home and notice by the White House.
Touching, funny and wonderfully acted by its two remarkable leads, Maudie is an inspirational, based-on-fact tale of a young artist whose talent and determination allowed her to surmount the obstacles in her way. It is an unlikely love story of two lonely souls who find their place in the world together.
Cast: Sally Hawkins, Ethan Hawke, Kari Matchett
Check out a review for this film here.
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