Rialto Distribution has acquired Australia and New Zealand rights to Genesius Pictures’ upcoming Mrs Lowry & Son, starring Timothy Spall and Vanessa Redgrave.


Source: The Little Film Company

’Mrs Lowry & Son’

The film depicts the relationship between English artist L.S. Lowry and his mother Elizabeth, with whom he lived for the majority of his life. Production wrapped in March 2018 and Bafta-winning composer Craig Armstrong (Romeo + Juliet, Moulin Rogue) has now signed up to write the score.

International sales were being handled by the late Robbie Little of The Little Film Company, who passed away last week.

Martyn Hesford wrote the screenplay, adapting from his own play, and Adrian Noble directed. Debbie Gray (Northern Soul) produced.

Rome-based Library Films is one of the financiers and has Italian distribution rights. The film is also being made in association with Moya Productions and IPG Media in Australia.

Lisa Garner, Rialto’s head of film commented: “We are thrilled to be involved in this exceptionally strong British outing. Audiences down under will eagerly embrace the top-tier filmmaking and exquisite performances from two of Britain’s most revered actors.”

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