About

With both her adoptive parents now dead, a Black optometrist decides to make contact with her birth mother, but is shocked to find out that she is white.

8.0
181
Directed by

Mike Leigh

Written by

Mike Leigh (Writer)

Runtime

142 minutes

Country

United Kingdom, France

Language

English

Tagline

Roxanne drives her mother crazy. Maurice never speaks to his niece. Monica can't talk to her husband. Hortense has never met her mother. Cynthia has a shock for her family.

Cast

Keywords

london, england parent child relationship secret reunion adoption socially deprived family

Lists

#287 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

#40 on Top 100 British films BFI

#568 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen

Oscar nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Oscar nomination for Best Picture

Oscar nomination for Best Director