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2,092 Ratings

Secrets & Lies

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


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 & Lies Directed by Mike Leigh

Awards & Festivals

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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