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Maudie

Biography Romance Drama


 

Before becoming Canada's best loved folk artist, Maudie Lewis was a housekeeper for the man she later married.

This portrait of a painter is in itself a work of art. A fine balance is achieved so that a rather odd coupling of artist and husband looks more honest than contrived. The actors in the two lead roles bring an unexpected intimacy between the pair, each of whom has an emotionally difficult background. It's probably all painted a semblance rosier than life really was, yet it's thanks to the register and range of emotions depicted that this movie works so well. Applaud Maudie.

Anne Murphy

Limited Release 24th August 2017
Transmission Films 116 mins