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7.4
/10
769 Ratings

Mildred Pierce

Directed by Todd Haynes
United States, 2011
Drama, History, TV Mini-series

Synopsis

Divorced single mom Mildred Pierce (Kate Winslet) decides to open a restaurant business, which tears at the already-strained relationship with her ambitious elder daughter, Veda, in Todd Haynes’ made-for-HBO mini-series adaptation of James M. Cain’s novel.

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Mildred Pierce Directed by Todd Haynes

Awards & Festivals

Writers Guild of America

2012 | Nominee: Long Form - Adapted (Television)

Screen Actors Guild Awards

2012 | Winner: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries

2012 | Nominee: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries

Golden Globes (USA)

2012 | Winner: Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television

2012 | 3 nominations including: Best Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television

Critics reviews

Between its epic scope, implicit capitalist critique, and astonishing climactic swoop into Gothic horror-movie territory (a scene involving Evan Rachel Wood as the teenaged Veda playing the piano is the stuff of nightmares), Mildred Pierce showed the director at the peak of his considerable powers.
November 21, 2019
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