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THE MOTHER

Drama

From the critically-acclaimed director of Notting Hill and the Academy Award(r)-nominated writer of My Beautiful Laundrette (1987, Best Writer) comes a sensual tale of lust, jealousy and self-discovery. After her husband dies, May (Anne Reid), a shy suburban housewife, moves to London to be near hergrown children and their families. Quite unexpectedly, she becomes attracted to Darren (Daniel Craig, Tomb Raider), a handsome carpenter half her age who's currently having an affair with her daughter. After Darren returns her advances, the two embark on a forbidden affair that threatens to destroy May's family in this powerful film that proves that with great passion comes a great price.

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