The world premiere of Mrs Lowry & Son will close this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival (June 19-30).
The film is directed by Adrian Noble, a former director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, and depicts the relationship between iconic British artist L.S. Lowry, played by Timothy Spall, and his mother Elizabeth, played by Vanessa Redgrave, with whom he lived until her death.
Mrs Lowry & Son is produced by Genesius Pictures, whose credits include Norhtern Soul and The Railway Children and will be released by Vertigo in the UK and Ireland this summer.
Spall previously played British painter JMW Turner in Mike Leigh’s Mr Turner in 2014.
As previously announced, the European premiere of UK director Ninian Doff’s debut feature Boyz In The Wood will open the festival.
The full Edinburgh programme to be announced on May 29.