Director: Aisling Walsh
Stars: Sally Hawkins, Ethan Hawke, Kari Matchett
Running time: 115 minutes
Sally Hawkins plays Maud Dowley (1903-1970), a somewhat eccentric, free-spirited woman whose rheumatoid arthritis and succession of life knocks never stopped her from seeing and revealing the joy and beauty in everyday life. Walsh’s film focuses on her austere romance with ill-tempered, emotionally stifled fishmonger Everett Lewis (Ethan Hawke), and her concurrent development into one of Canada’s more lauded and loved folk artists.