The Mother (film)

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The Mother
The Mother movie.jpg
Theatrical poster
Directed byRoger Michell
Produced byKevin Loader
Written byHanif Kureishi
StarringAnne Reid
Peter Vaughan
Daniel Craig
Danira Gović
Music byJeremy Sams
CinematographyAlwin H. Küchler
Edited byNicolas Gaster
Distributed bySony Pictures Classics
Release date
14 November 2003 (2003-11-14)
Running time
112 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
Budget£1.5 million

The Mother is a 2003 British film directed by Roger Michell.


May (played by Anne Reid) is an unremarkable grandmother from Northern England. When her husband dies on a visit to their children in London, she recedes into the background of their busy lives.

Trapped in an unfamiliar city, May fears that she has become an invisible woman whose life is more or less over; to combat this, she embarks on a sexual affair with Darren (Daniel Craig), younger and married, who is renovating her son's house and who is her daughter's lover. As her sexual desire turns into emotional longing, May drifts into a point-of-no-return, with devastating results for those around her.


Awards and honours[edit]


ALFS Award - Anne Reid


BAFTA Film Award - Anne Reid
Lino Brocka Award - Roger Michell
2004 Audience Award - Daniel Craig and Anne Reid
2003 European Film Award - Anne Reid and Hanif Kureishi
ALFS Award - Daniel Craig, Hanif Kureishi, Film of the Year
Golden Goblet - Roger Michell

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