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Secrets And Lies

A Mike Leigh classic
Timothy Spall, Brenda Blethyn and Phyllis Logan
Directed by Mike Leigh

Recently IFC began broadcasting Mike Leigh's "Secrets And Lies" (1996) again, giving us an opportunity at a second (or third, or fourth) look. Hortense Cumberbatch (Marianne Jean Baptiste) is a successful thirtysomething who longs for something--she's never met her biological mother (played by Brenda Blethyn) and was put up for adoption just after birth. Sometimes after the death of her adoptive ... more >