Edinburgh International Film Festival has today announced that the intimate and moving biopic of painter L. S. Lowry, Mrs Lowry & Son will close this year’s Festival. The World Premiere will take place at Festival Theatre on Sunday 30th June. Tickets are now on sale at the link above.
Mrs Lowry & Son depicts the relationship between L.S. Lowry, played by Timothy Spall, one of Britain’s most iconic artists, and his mother Elizabeth, played by Vanessa Redgrave, with whom he lived until her death.
The film follows Lowry in the beginnings of his career, as he yearns for his work to be appreciated in London. However, his disdainful mother, Elizabeth actively tries to dissuade her bachelor son from pursuing his artistic ambitions. Elizabeth never fails to voice her opinion at what a disappointment he is to her. This powerful, yet humorous story imagines the impact this obsessive mother and son relationship had on the great artist.