Sally Hawkins excels in this intimate, compelling portrait of Canadian folk artist Maud Lewis (1903–1970).
Director: Aisling Walsh
Cast includes: Sally Hawkins, Ethan Hawke
116 Mins / 2017 / Ireland, Canada
Though crippled with debilitating arthritis, Maudie (Sally Hawkins) is forced to forge her own path when her brother sells their home. A twist of fate leads her to a job as cleaning lady for taciturn fisherman (Ethan Hawke), living in a tiny shack in the wilds of Nova Scotia.
When Maudie picks up a paintbrush one day, she discovers a talent for joyful, brightly-coloured art, and she soon becomes a sensation. Walsh has crafted a portrait of Canadian folk artist Maud Lewis (1903–1970) that is intimate, complex and compelling. Hawkins captures Maudie’s frailty and irrepressible optimism in a performance that is nothing short of Oscar-worthy.
“Sally Hawkins is extraordinary as Maud Lewis” – The Guardian