Irish Film Institute -MAUDIE


Director: Aisling Walsh

115 mins, 2016, Ireland-Canada, Digital

This film was released on Friday 4th August 2017 and is no longer screening. 

Director Aisling Walsh will take part in a career retrospective at the IFI on August 15th. 

This film has been classified 15A.

This film is F-Rated. Find out more here. 

Though crippled with debilitating arthritis, Maudie (Sally Hawkins) is forced to forge her own path when her brother sells their home. A twist of fate leads her to a job as cleaning lady for taciturn fisherman Ethan Hawke), living in a tiny shack in the wilds of Nova Scotia.

When Maudie picks up a paintbrush one day, she discovers a talent for joyful brightly-coloured art, and she soon becomes a local sensation. Walsh has crafted a portrait of Canadian folk artist Maud Lewis (1903–1970) that is intimate, complex and compelling. Hawkins captures Maudie’s frailty and irrepressible optimism in a performance that is nothing short of Oscar-worthy.

(Notes by Sunniva O’Flynn.)

There will be Open Captioned screenings of Maudie on Monday 7th at 13.00 and Thursday 17th at 18.20. All other screenings will be Audio Described.

Don’t forget we now schedule weekly.


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