Have you seen the movie Maudie? It tells the life of Canadian artist Maude Lewis, her conflictious relationship with her husband Everett and her struggles with rheumatoid arthritis – an illness that affects joints and made it painful for her to hold a paintbrush. Despite all that, the film doesn’t fall into the trap of neither misery nor romanticism and stays fairly close to what we know of Lewis’s life (check out this article for more info on the accuracy of the movie).
Personnaly, I really enjoyed watching it. The story was poetic and the characters depicted without judgement. I felt touched by the life and romance of the protagonists and pleased by the aesthetic of the film. If you want to know more about Maude Lewis’s life, or if you’re simply looking for a good film to watch, I would definitely recommend Maudie.