Oh, this was such a sad film. Based on a true story, it’s not crying-type sad, but just regretful about the pain we inflict on others, and that human drive for dignity. It’s beautifully filmed and both Ethan Hawke and Sally Hawkins are just brilliant. The audience just sat there, silent when it finished, drinking it all in.
I think a five for me.
And here’s a video of the real Maud Lewis.