Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 18, 2021 } Playhouse Square

Five Nights in Maine

 

Year: 2015
Country: USA
Run Time: 82 minutes

Five Nights in Maine

The fabulous David Oyelowo (“Selma”) stars in this sorrow-laden drama about a man overwhelmed by grief. His wife, Fiona, is killed in a car accident and his world quickly turns dark. Oyelowo’s Sherwin falls into a deep depression, tries to numb himself with alcohol, and can’t seem to get off the couch. Then an invitation to visit arrives from an unlikely source: Fiona’s ailing mother, Lucinda, who was not on good terms with either her daughter or son-in-law. Sherwin accepts anyway and drives from Atlanta to rural Maine. Walking among the beautiful forests and lakes is calming. The testy showdowns with his harsh mother-in-law (played by two-time Oscar® winner Dianne Wiest), not so much. Maris Curran’s FIVE NIGHTS IN MAINE features gripping performances from a strong cast that also includes Rosie Perez. Through intimate close-ups and spare scenes, Curran explores how we process grief and how individuals chart different paths towards healing. –C.O.

CIFF40 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Friday, April 01, 2016 at 7:35 PM

Saturday, April 02, 2016 at 11:20 AM

Competitions
American Independents Competition
ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman

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Director
Maris Curran

Maris Curran holds an M.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a B.A. from Smith College.

Filmography
FIVE NIGHTS IN MAINE (2015)

Producers
Carly Hugo, Maris Curran, David Oyelowo, Matt Parker

Screenwriting
Maris Curran

Cinematography
Sofian El Fani

Editing
Ron Dulin

Principal Cast
David Oyelowo, Dianne Wiest, Rosie Perez

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