Skip to main content
Loading
Loading

Results

  • Secrets and Lies
Sort By:  1-6 of 6 (1 page)
Results per page:
         

Secrets & Lies (1996)

Mike Leigh

Born in Salford, Manchester, in 1943, Mike Leigh has developed a unique method of creating films through controlled improvisations. After his debut Bleak Moments (1971) he made a succession of admired TV plays, including Abigail's Party and Nuts in May. He then returned to feature films: High Hopes (1988), Life is Sweet (1990), Naked (1993). Secrets and Lies won the Palme d'Or at Cannes in 1996. Topsy-Turvy (1999) won two Oscars. All or Nothing followed in 2002. Since then he has made the Oscar-nominated Vera Drake (2004), which won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, Happy-Go-Lucky (2008) and Another Year (2010). He also did Two Thousand Years for the National Theatre in 2005. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

Search for publications

Mike Leigh on Mike Leigh

Faber and Faber, 2008

Book

...Hortense (Marianne Jean-Baptiste), a young black professional, is at her mother’s funeral. She is crying. Maurice (Timothy Spall) is photographing a nervous young bride on her wedding day. His wife Monica (Phyllis Logan) is at home –...

Getting distributed or not

Eddie Dyja

Eddie Dyja was editor of BFI Film and Television from 1995 to 2005. He now works as a freelance writer and editor and has contributed to Rough Guide to Film and screenonline, and has compiled an online directory of films for children called Now Showing 3. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

Search for publications

Studying British Cinema: The 1990s

Auteur, 2010

Book

...Source: Screen International/The StatsIf film production in the UK during the 1990s was the horse, then film distribution was the horseman. The increase in the number of UK films did not go hand in hand with a proportional increase...

Class, Loss and Space

Devised and Directed by Mike Leigh

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book

...Introduction Secrets & Lies (1996), perhaps the most well-known of Mike Leigh’s films, won the Palme D’or (Best Picture) and Best Actress (Brenda Blethyn) awards in 1996 and became Leigh’s most commercially successful film to date (Watson...

The Code of Psychology and Character Motivation

Martin Sohn-Rethel

Martin Sohn-Rethel taught film and media studies at Varndean College, Brighton, from 1990 to 2013. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

Search for publications

Real to Reel : A New Approach to Understanding Realism in Film and TV Fiction

Auteur, 2015

Book

...This chapter will focus on films for which individual psychology – seen in terms of how the past influences characters’ mental states and thus how they behave in the present – is a clear and predominant force. No matter how unclear the root...

Introduction

Marc DiPaolo

Marc DiPaolo is Assistant Professor of English and Film at Oklahoma City University, US. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

Search for publications

Devised and Directed by Mike Leigh

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book

...Renowned for making films that are at once sly domestic satires and heartbreaking ‘social realist’ dramas, British writer-director Mike Leigh confronts his viewers with an un-romanticized dramatization of modern-day society in the hopes...

1990s and the New Millennium

Amy Sargeant

Douglas Gomery is Resident Scholar at the Library of American Broadcasting and Film at the University of Maryland, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

Search for publications

British Cinema : A Critical History

British Film Institute, 2005

Book

...A king as dictator: Ian McKellen in Richard III (Richard Loncraine, 1995)Julian Barnes’ 1998 novel, England, England, describes a fictitious project to build a theme park simulacrum of the realm on the Isle of Wight. Market research...