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The Illuminated Life of Maud Lewis

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Maud Lewis was disfigured, impoverished and married to a man who "wasn't exactly Prince Charming"--but she produced a torrent of sparkling, joyous paintings. During her lifetime, Maud's works sold for as little as two dollars each. Today, she is Canada's most famous folk artist. Thousands pack galleries around the world to marvel at her uplifting paintings. The Illuminated Life of Maud Lewis is the first film to tell Maud's whole story: from her carefree childhood, to the onset of the rheumatoid arthritis that would cripple her body and gnarl her hands, to the tragic story of the daughter she never knew she had. Through this wonderful film, we experience the beauty and simplicity of the paintings that gave meaning to her life.

1998, 50 min

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Prix spécial du Jury
Festival de film de Yorkton
Du 13 au 16 mai 1999, Yorkton - Canada

Prix pour la composition musicale (Sandy Moore)
FIN: Atlantic International Film Festival
Du 18 au 26 septembre 1998, Halifax - Canada

Prix Margaret Perry - Meilleure production de la Nouvelle-Ecosse - assorti d'une bourse de 2,000$ en matériel de production.
FIN: Atlantic International Film Festival
Du 18 au 26 septembre 1998, Halifax - Canada

Prix pour le montage sonore (John Rosborough)
FIN: Atlantic International Film Festival
Du 18 au 26 septembre 1998, Halifax - Canada