Secrets and Lies
DFI UK Cinema Showcase
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Featuring a tour-de-force performance by Brenda Blethyn – who won the BAFTA, Golden Globe and Cannes prizes for best actress – Mike Leigh’s Palme d’Or-winning film tells the story of the reunion of a mother and the daughter she gave up at birth. When a successful black optometrist tracks down her birth mother, a working-class, white woman, the secrets and lies of the past send shockwaves through a tight-knit but troubled family. Revelations and new beginnings abound in this moving celebration of the power and strength of blood ties. The British Film Institute included the film in its list of the top 100 British films.
In partnership with the British Council and Qatar Museums Authority to celebrate Qatar UK 2013, Doha Film Institute presents the DFI UK Cinema Showcase - a series of monthly screenings throughout 2013 celebrating the power of classic and contemporary films from the British canon. Featuring unforgettable works from heavyweight directors and contemporary masters including David Lean, Ken Loach and Danny Boyle, the programme will present a stellar line up of films across multiple genres. Screenings take place on the last weekend of each month at the MIA Auditorium.