Vera Drake is a 2004 British drama film written and directed by Mike Leigh, telling the story of a working-class woman in London in 1950 who performs illegal abortions. It won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival and it was nominated for three Academy Awards and won three BAFTAs. Vera Drake is devoted to her family, looking after her husband and children, her elderly mother, and a sick neighbour. Her shy daughter, Ethel , works in a lightbulb factory, and son, Sid , tailors men's suits. Her husband, Stanley , is a car mechanic. Although Vera and her family are poor, their strong...
|Release date:||October 22, 2004|
|Directed by:||Mike Leigh|
|Producer:||Simon Channing-Williams, Alain Sarde|
|Music by:||Andrew Dickson|
|Screenplay by:||Mike Leigh|