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Maudie (2016)

A beautifully crafted biopic of the Canadian folk artist

Drama, Romance

7.5

movie

Canada, Ireland

English

A-list actors, Easy, True-story-based

2016

Aisling Walsh, Female director

Billy MacLellan, David Feehan, Ethan Hawke

115 min

Synopsis

Canadian folk artist Maud Lewis falls in love with a fishmonger while working for him as a live-in housekeeper.

Our Take

7.5
Sonia Botsarova

This moving biopic is about Maud Lewis, the legendary Canadian painter who suffered from arthritis. In the film, Maud gets away from her controlling family by finding a job as a live-in housekeeper for a local fish peddler. It is there where she begins to paint, before marrying the fish peddler in spite of their different personalities. Sally Hawkins, who plays Lewis, brings undeniable spark and soul to the role, for which she had to undergo an astonishing physical transformation.

Maudie is a beautiful and uncomplicated film that challenges the conventions of marriage and relationship roles, while at the same time celebrating Maud Lewis’ paintings and life’s simple pleasures.

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