Timothy Spall, Vanessa Redgrave
An intimate portrayal of the relationship between one of greatest artists of the 20th century, L.S. Lowry (Spall) and his unhappy and controlling mother, Elizabeth (Redgrave). Spending his days as a rent collector, artist L.S. Lowry took art classes in the evening and painted well into the early hours of the morning. At the beginnings of his career, as he yearns to transition into having his work appreciated in London and beyond his disdainful mother is the ultimate obstacle to his success, not his lack of talent. However, Elizabeth is the very reason Lowry paints anything at all, as he desperately seeks to create something, anything, which will make her happy.