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Secrets & Lies

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Directed by Mike Leigh
United Kingdom, France, 1996
Drama, Comedy

Synopsis

Following her adoptive mother’s death, Hortense, a successful, black London optometrist, traces her biological mother to lower-class white single mother Cynthia, who denies it. Cynthia and her daughter Roxanne have a love-hate relationship. Emotions run high as everyone’s secrets are exposed.

Synopsis

Following her adoptive mother’s death, Hortense, a successful, black London optometrist, traces her biological mother to lower-class white single mother Cynthia, who denies it. Cynthia and her daughter Roxanne have a love-hate relationship. Emotions run high as everyone’s secrets are exposed.

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Secrets & LiesDirected byMike Leigh

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Awards & Festivals

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Cannes Film Festival
1996 | 3 wins including: Palme d'Or
Academy Awards
1997 | 5 nominations including: Best Picture
Independent Spirit Awards
1997 | Winner: Best Foreign Film

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