Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

Five Nights in Maine

Year: 2015
Country: United States
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

Friday, April 01, 2016 at 7:35 PM

Saturday, April 02, 2016 at 11:20 AM

American Independents Competition
Reel Women Direct Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman

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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.


Carly Hugo, Maris Curran, David Oyelowo, Matt Parker

Maris Curran

Sofian El Fani

Ron Dulin

Principal Cast
David Oyelowo, Dianne Wiest, Rosie Perez

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