| Biography, Drama, History
A portrait of the artist L.S. Lowry and the relationship with his mother, who tries to dissuade him from pursuing his passion.
The scene where part of a lit match breaks off and hits Lowry (Timothy Spall) on the cheek was an unscripted accident but kept in because of the realism it brought and that it reflected the despondency the character was feeling at that time.
L S Lowry is shown as having exhibited Going to Work in 1934. In reality, he didn't paint it until 1943.
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