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Secrets & Lies (1996)
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Starring: Brenda Blethyn, Phyllis Logan, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Emma Amos, Elizabeth Berrington, Lee Ross, Claire Rushbrook, Michele Austin, Hanna Davis, Timothy Spall, Lesley Manville, Ron Cook
Director: Mike Leigh
Category: Drama, Family
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Subtitles:
English, Spanish
Length:
142 mins

 
 

 

Mike Leigh's widely acclaimed film, winner of the prestigious Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Picture, is a poignant, heartwarming drama that's as wildly funny as it is moving. After her adoptive parents die, a young black woman (Marianne Jean-Baptiste) seeks out her natural birth mother only to discover her mother is white. Equally shocked to learn the daughter she gave up for adoption is black, Cynthia (Brenda Blethyn - 1996 Golden Globe Winner, Best Actress, drama) insists it's a mistake. But she soon realizes it's true and when she springs her newfound daughter on the rest of the family, the resulting chaos leads to a series of secrets and lies being revealed at last.