SECRETS AND LIES

SECRETS AND LIES

After her adoptive mother dies, Hortense (Marianne Jean-Baptiste), a successful black doctor, seeks out her birth mother. She's shocked when her research leads her to a lower-class white woman, Cynthia (Brenda Blethyn). At first Cynthia denies the claim, but she eventually admits to birthing Hortense as a teenager, and the two begin to bond. However, when Cynthia invites Hortense to a family barbecue, Cynthia's already tense relationship with her family becomes even more complicated. Nominated for five Academy Awards and winner of three BAFTAs, including best Britsh film and best screenplay.

SECRETS AND LIES

  • Director: Mike Leigh
  • Year: 1996
  • Run Time: 136mins
  • Country: France | UK