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Thursday, February 22, 2007

Indie Pick O' The Day: Secrets & Lies

This is an incredible script written and directed by Mike Leigh. This movie is about Hortense, a successful black woman who lives in London and decides after many years to search for her birth mother. She finds that her birth mother, Cynthia, is a lower-class white woman who lives with her younger daughter who resents her. Cynthia is an alcoholic and a nervous wreck. Hortense brings stability back into her life and Cynthia begins to grow and see life from a different perspective. Their relationship begins to manifest and no boundaries (including race) prevents their mother-daughter bond.

The film stars
Brenda Blethyn and Marianne Jean-Baptiste. Both actresses were nominated for Oscars for their performances.

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