Mildred Pierce (2011)
Monday 5th September 2011
Brought to you by Oscar® nominated director Todd Haynes (Far from Heaven, I'm Not There) the critically acclaimed HBO miniseries event of the year, Mildred Pierce, will receive its worldwide debut on Blu-Ray and DVD exclusively to the UK on 28th November 2011 from HBO Home Entertainment.
Nominated for an astounding 21 Emmy® Awards, following its premiere on Sky Atlantic, Mildred Pierce, based on the classic 1941 novel by James M. Cain, tells the story of pride and privilege in middle class 1930's America. Starring Oscar® and Academy Award® winner Kate Winslet (Revolutionary Road, The Reader), this stunning five-part series tells the uniquely intimate story of an ambitious woman, who after divorcing her husband during the Depression, is left to care for her two young daughters.
Set amidst a breathtaking 1930's backdrop, carrying precise detail to the time period and using rich cinematography, the gripping tale explores a mother's obsessive devotion to her musically gifted but chillingly cruel daughter, Veda played by rising star Evan Rachel Wood (True Blood, The Wrestler), as well as the complex relationships she shares with the three men in her life: the dashing Monty Beragon played by Guy Pearce (The Hurt Locker, The King's Speech), philandering ex-husband Bert Pierce, played by Brian F. O'Byrne (Before the Devil Knows You're Dead) and businessman Wally Burgan played by James LeGros (Alley McBeal, Mercy).
With a stellar support cast and production team, including Oscar® winner Melissa Leo (Frozen River, The Fighter) and Emmy® Award nominee Hope Davis (In Treatment, The Special Relationship), Mildred Pierce explores a family's rise and fall of success but is ultimately a tragic st ory of unrequited love.
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