'Mrs Lowry & Son' (2019) is a portrait of the beloved British artist L.S.Lowry (Timothy Spall) and his complex and deeply troubled relationship with his mother, Elizabeth (Vanessa Redgrave). We learn that the Lowrys started life as a family in a plush suburb of Manchester. Living beyond their means,and debts piling up,the family had to downscale and flee the creditors.Blaming Lowry's late father for their disgrace, Mrs Lowry clings to the past - the film hints at her musical talent - a talent left unfulfilled.
Set in 1934 - five years before both her passing and Lowry's first taste of success - the film chronicles Elizabeth's ongoing attempts to discourage her son's artistic ambitions. She emotionally abuses her son with insults and cruel language, constantly criticises his paintings and blames Lowry for not providing a better life for her. Despite the bullying, Lowry continues to look after her, showing both kindness and empathy. Lowry also demonstrates perseverance in continuing his painting, undeterred by his mother's words. He finds beauty in his surroundings and an escape from his overbearing mother.
But there is hope. Lowry has received a letter from an art dealer in London who has seen some of his work and would like to see more, possibly to stage an exhibition. It is the breakthrough Lowry has been waiting for. All that is left is to tell his mother .........
Friday 20th March Mrs Lowry & Son
Friday 3rd April Judy
Friday 17th April The Current War
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