World Premiere of ‘Mrs Lowry & Son’ to close 73rd Edinburgh International Film Festival

Edinburgh International Film Festival has announced that the World Premiere of director Adrian Noble‘s intimate and moving new biopic, Mrs Lowry & Son, depicting the relationship between L.S. Lowry and his mother Elizabeth (with whom he lived until her death), will close this year’s Festival on Sunday 30th June 2019.

 Mrs Lowry & Son follows Lowry (Timothy Spall) in the beginnings of his career, as he yearns for his work to be appreciated in London. However, his disdainful mother, Elizabeth (Vanessa Redgrave) 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.

Mark Adams, Artistic Director of Edinburgh International Film Festival added:

“Mrs Lowry & Son is a delightful balance of drama and humour, beautifully performed by Vanessa Redgrave and Timothy Spall and directed by compassion and style by Adrian Noble. It is such a pleasure to close this year’s festival with this great British film.”

Following its World Premiere at the Festival, Vertigo will be releasing the film this summer in UK and Ireland. 

The 73rd edition of EIFF runs from 19 June – 30 June 2019. For more information on this year’s Festival visit

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