MAUDIE | Maudie | dir. Aisling Walsh | IE, CA | 2016 | 115 min
prod|pro Bob Cooper, Susan Mullen, Mary Sexton, Mary Young Leckie scen|wr Sherry White zdj|ph Guy Godfree muz|mus Michael Timmins mon|ed Stephen O’Connell ob|cast Sally Hawkins, Ethan Hawke, Kari Matchett, Zachary Bennett dys|dis Hagi
Set in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, Aisling Walsh’s film is an amazing love story, in which a loner (Ethan Hawke) offers a frail, but determined woman called Maudie work as a maid. Despite suffering from a congenital disease, Maudie is very energetic. She wants to be independent, live away from an overprotective family—and most importantly, she desires with great passion to paint her unusual paintings. The protagonist was inspired by Maud Lewis (1903-1970), an amateur painter famous for her colorful landscapes, hero of documentaries and books, nowadays considered one of the most important Canadian folk artists.
AISLING WALSH (1958)
Irish director and screenwriter born in Dublin. Graduated from the National Film and Television School in Beaconsfield in England and Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology in Dublin. Directs films and TV series for British television companies on a regular basis. Her Song for a Raggy Boy won over a dozen prizes at world’s most prestigious film festivals, including the Golden Swan at the film festival in Copenhagen.
2017 FAF TWO RIVERSIDES Kazimierz Dolny, Janowiec – Audience Award
2017 Canadian Society of Cinematographers Awards — Best Cinematography in Theatrical Feature
2017 Montclair Film Festival — Audience Award
2017 Writers Guild of Canada — Feature Film Award for writer Sherry White