The Stone Angel

06/07/2009
  |  Buy to Own: 06/07/2009
  |  Watch Now: 29/03/2010
  |  111 min
Rated 15 by the BBFC
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Synopsis

Drama based on the bestselling novel by Margaret Laurence. Ellen Burstyn stars as Hagar Shipley, a feisty octogenarian with a turbulent, unconventional past and a fierce sense of pride who goes on the run when her son and daughter-in-law express their wish to find her a place in a nursing home. From here the film traces two parallel narratives: one following the elderly Hagar as she returns to the now-derelict house by the sea where she once lived with her husband and sons; the other depicting the passions and disappointments of her childhood, adolescence and married life. As she comes to terms with both her past and the present, Hagar is forced to confront her own flaws and face up to the damaging effects her pride has had on those around her.

Contains strong sex and language and soft drug use
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