“I’ve known you for years, Maud, and I’m still trying to figure out what makes you tick.” From award-winning Irish director Aisling Walsh comes the true story of Maud Lewis (Sally Hawkins), who overcame the physical challenge of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis to become one of Canada’s premier folk artists.

MAUDIE, based on a true story, is an unlikely romance in which the reclusive Everett Lewis (Ethan Hawke) hires a fragile yet determined woman named Maudie (Sally Hawkins) to be his housekeeper. Maudie, bright-eyed but hunched with crippled hands, yearns to be independent, to live away from her protective family and she also yearns, passionately, to create art. Unexpectedly, Everett finds himself falling in love. MAUDIE charts Everett’s efforts to protect himself from being hurt, Maudie’s deep and abiding love for this difficult man and her surprising rise to fame as a folk painter.

Irish release date is August 4, 2017.