Vertigo Releasing has released the official trailer and poster for director Adrian Noble‘s intimate and moving new biopic, Mrs Lowry & Son, out in cinemas across the UK on 30 August 2019.
Mrs Lowry & Son depicts the relationship between L.S. Lowry, one of Britain’s most iconic artists, and his overbearing mother Elizabeth, with whom he lived until her death. Timothy Spall plays Lowry and Vanessa Redgrave plays Elizabeth.
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. At the same time, the film explores how Elizabeth is the very reason Lowry paints anything at all, as he desperately seeks to create something, anything, which will make her happy, creating a clever layer of tragic irony. This powerful, yet humorous story imagines the impact this obsessive mother and son relationship had on the great artist. Love is at the very heart of this film.