The Mother

The Mother Synopsis

May is an ordinary grandmother from the suburbs. When her husband dies on a family visit to London, she recedes into the background of her busy, metropolitan children’s lives.  Stuck in an unfamiliar city far from home, May fears that she has become another invisible old lady whose life is more or less over. Until, that is, she falls for Darren, a man half her age who is renovating her son’s house and sleeping with her daughter.  

Written by Hanif Kureishi and directed by Roger Michell, THE MOTHER is a delicate and profound study of ageing and desire; a shocking and tender definition of family life in the 21st century.

Credits

Starring:

Anne Reid, Daniel Craig, Peter Vaughan, Anna Wilson Jones, Steven Mackintosh

Director:

Roger Michell

Producers:

Kevin Loader

Screenplay:

Hanif Kureishi

Executive Producers:

Stephen Evans, Angus Finney, Tracey Scoffield, David M. Thompson

Sales agent:

BBC Films

Distributor:

Momentum Pictures

Credits summary:

BBC Films presents in association with Renaissance Films A Free Range Films Production

Certificate:

15

Running time:

112 mins

Release Dates

Released

14 November 2003

Out on DVD

24 May 2004

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