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Secrets and Lies

Secrets and Lies is a 1996 film which tells the story of a successful Black woman who, while tracing her family history, discovers that her mother is a lower-class white woman. It stars Brenda Blethyn[?] and Marianne Jean-Baptiste[?].

The movie was "written" and directed by Mike Leigh[?].

Most of the script was improvised. Mike Leigh told each of the actors about their roles, and had them improvise their own lines.

The film was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Actress in a Leading Role (Brenda Blethyn), Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Marianne Jean-Baptiste), Best Director, Best Picture and Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen.

The film won the 1996 Palme d'Or (Golden Palm) at the Cannes Film Festival.


Secrets and Lies is also a non-fiction book by Bruce Schneier about cryptography, security and espionage.



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