This is a tense and very well made thriller, all the more moving for being based on real life, namely the siege of the Taj Hotel by a group of terrorists in Mumbai, India in 2008.
About to celebrate her 14th birthday, Jill (Ylva Bjorkas Thedin) has a lot to cope with as she looks after her mother Astrid (Maria Bonnevie), who suffers from mental illness
Having been a long time fan of Downton Abbey,I was looking forward to the big cinematic version of the popular TV series. And was I disappointed? On the whole, no.
This true life story is inspired by an article in New York magazine written by journalist Jessica Pressler and played in the film by Julia Styles as a character called Elizabeth.
Adapted by writer Martyn Hesford from what was originally his radio play and then a two-hander for the stage, Mrs Lowry and Son very much shows its theatrical origins.
The most striking thing about this second feature from director Andrea Di Stefano is that it is extremely violent, pretty sadistic and employs an awful lot of gunplay.