Vera Drake

A most powerful film by Mike Leigh. It’s about a well meaning woman who performed back-street abortions in 1950. The setting was perfectly re-created, beautifully shot and lighting was interesting. It was a very closely observed study, full of compassion at the same time as traumatic to see. There wasn’t anything gruesome shown, but the personal focus is what made it so powerful. It’s not a film to recommend if you want a romantic night out at the flix. But it will leave you not knowing how to follow it up, no point putting on any music, or watching anything else on the small screen. I’m not giving anything away.
My rating= 10/10!

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