The Mother

The Mother image
It's just fantasy. She wouldn't do this - would she?

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.

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  • 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
    • Distributor
      Momentum Pictures
    • Sales Agent:
      BBC Films
    • Credits summary:
      BBC Films presents in association with Renaissance Films a Free Range Films Production
    • Certificate:
      15
    • Running time:
      112 mins 1 sec
  • Release Dates
    • In Cinemas
      November 14th 2003
    • Out on DVD
      October 12th 2004

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