11th December 1997
Secrets & Lies
Director: Mike Leigh
France, UK, 1996
Run Time: 142 minutes, Certificate: ,
Mike Leigh's bittersweet tale of family tensions was showered with honours, collecting nominations for 5 Oscars and 6 BAFTAs, following Brenda Blethyn's Best Actress award at the Cannes Film Festival. The all too accurate depiction of the final over-spilling of frustration and resentment during a birthday barbecue should set everyone up for the Christmas holidays !
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