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Vera Drake

Written and directed by notable British filmmaker Mike Leigh, this Oscar-nominated and BAFTA-winning film has an exceptional ensemble UK cast, including Sally Hawkins, Lesley Manville and Peter Wight. With a moving and haunting score from British composer Andrew Dickson, the drama was co-produced by UK Film Council, Ingenious Film Partners, Inside Track 1 and Untitled 03.

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In 1950s Britain, selfless cleaning woman Vera Drake (Imelda Staunton) offers endless care to her husband (Philip Davis) and two adult children (Alex Kelly and Daniel Mays), but unbeknownst to them, she has a secret life. When the authorities learn she’s providing illegal abortions, her closest relationships as well as her freedom are threatened.