Secrets & Lies
Written and directed by Manchester-born Mike Leigh, an all-star British cast including Timothy Spall and Phyllis Logan bring this powerful exploration of family dynamics to life. Unfolding with the authenticity of a documentary, the film was nominated for five Oscars, won three BAFTAs and was co-produced by UK companies Channel Four Films and Thin Man Films.
After the passing of her adoptive mother, Hortense (Marianne Jean-Baptiste) - a successful black eye doctor - sets out to find her biological mother, who, to her surprise, turns out to be white factory worker, Cynthia (Brenda Blethyn). The two eventually begin to bond, but matters are complicated by members of Cynthia’s family, such as her daughter (Claire Rushbrooke) and brother (Timothy Spall).