Five Nights in Maine

2015 | USA | NR | 84 min.


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Film Info
Section:US Official Selection: Narrative
Release Year:2015
Runtime:84 min.
Premiere Status:Midwest Premiere
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
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Cast/Crew Info
Cast:David Oyelowo
Dianne Wiest
Rosie Perez
Teyonah Parris
Hani Furstenberg
Director:Maris Curran
Produced by:Carly Hugo
Maris Curran
David Oyelowo
Matt Parker
Screenwriter:Maris Curran
Cinematography:Sofian EL Fani
Editing By:Ron Dulin
Music By:David Boulter


This quietly shattering drama follows Sherwin—played with understated perfection by “Selma” star David Oyelowo—as he reels from the sudden death of his wife. A sense of responsibility sends him to Maine for a visit with his estranged, cancer-ridden mother-in-law (Dianne Wiest). The icy reception he receives hints at a fraught history between mother, daughter, and son-in-law that is gradually revealed during the visit. Expertly handled by writer/director Maris Curran, “Five Nights in Maine” is a nuanced and naturalistic study of the way we process grief, as well as the unspoken tension that seethes beneath the surface of related people when their connection is suddenly gone. Featuring a refreshing performance by Rosie Perez as Lucinda’s home nurse, this film is at once heartbreaking and beautifully full of life. In Person: Director Maris Curran.