The Mother (film)

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The Mother
The Mother movie.jpg
Theatrical poster
Directed by Roger Michell
Produced by Kevin Loader
Written by Hanif Kureishi
Starring Anne Reid
Peter Vaughan
Daniel Craig
Danira Gović
Music by Jeremy Sams
Cinematography Alwin H. Küchler
Edited by Nicolas Gaster
Distributed by Sony Pictures Classics
Release date
14 November 2003 (2003-11-14)
Running time
112 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Budget £1.5 million

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


May (played by Anne Reid) is an ordinary grandmother from Northern England. When her elderly husband dies on a family visit to London, she recedes into the background of her busy, metropolitan children's lives. Trapped in an unfamiliar city, far from home, May fears that she has become another invisible older woman whose life is more or less over; she embarks on a sexual affair with Darren (Daniel Craig), a much younger, married handyman who is renovating her son's house and who is also her daughter's lover. As her sexual desire turns into emotional longing, May unwittingly embroils herself in a point-of-no-return situation, with devastating results for all those surrounding 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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Awards and Accolades