Mrs Lowry & Son
Director: Adrian Noble
Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Timothy Spall
Sun 27 Oct 7.30pm Book Now
Duration: 93 mins
AGE Rating: Cert PG
Under 15s £5
An intimate and comical portrayal of one of the most well-known artists of the 20th Century, L.S. Lowry, and the unhappy and controlling relationship with his bed-ridden mother, Elizabeth. Elizabeth actively tried to dissuade her bachelor son from pursuing his artistic ambitions, whilst never failing to voice her opinion at what a disappointment he was to her.
The film follows Lowry in the beginnings of his career as he yearns to transition into having his work appreciated in London and beyond. We quickly come to learn that it is his disdainful mother, not his want of talent that is the ultimate obstacle to his success. At the same time, the film explores how Elizabeth is the very reason Lowry paints anything at all, as he desperately seeks to create something, anything, which will make her happy, creating a clever layer of tragic irony.