Secrets & Lies

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Genre
DRAMA
Release Date
14 Aug 2021 (Sat)
Category
IIA (HK), ---(Macau)
Running Time
142 Minutes
Language
English / Chinese and English Subtitle

Post-screening Talk in Cantonese with Joyce Yang

Post-screening Talk in Cantonese with Joyce Yang

Director
Mike Leigh
Cast
Timothy Spall, Brenda Blethyn, Phyllis Logan, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Claire Rushbrook
Synopsis
Mike Leigh’s revered masterpiece how an adoption rocks the foundation of a London working-class family is as wise, delicate and timeless as Yasujiro Ozu’s takes on Tokyo
families. When an adult woman finds the birth mother she never met, is it possible for her newfound birth family to accept her? Leigh brilliantly depicts the bittersweet clash between dysfunctional family dynamics and even more complicated issues like race, class and gender with gusto.
Hortense is a black optometrist living in London. After the death of her foster mother, she discovers that her biological mother is Cynthia, a white woman near her 50s who’s suffered from bad luck all her life. As Cynthia’s younger daughter Roxanne’s 21st birthday approaches, Cynthia’s well-off younger brother Maurice decides to put together a huge party. However, the party would become a gathering in which secrets and lies are mercilessly spread out for all to see. Best known for his extensive use of improvisation, Leigh slowly finds hi

Mike Leigh’s revered masterpiece how an adoption rocks the foundation of a London working-class family is as wise, delicate and timeless as Yasujiro Ozu’s takes on Tokyo
families. When an adult woman finds the birth mother she never met, is it possible for her newfound birth family to accept her? Leigh brilliantly depicts the bittersweet clash between dysfunctional family dynamics and even more complicated issues like race, class and gender with gusto.
Hortense is a black optometrist living in London. After the death of her foster mother, she discovers that her biological mother is Cynthia, a white woman near her 50s who’s suffered from bad luck all her life. As Cynthia’s younger daughter Roxanne’s 21st birthday approaches, Cynthia’s well-off younger brother Maurice decides to put together a huge party. However, the party would become a gathering in which secrets and lies are mercilessly spread out for all to see. Best known for his extensive use of improvisation, Leigh slowly finds hi
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