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Secrets and Lies (1996)

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Written and directed by Mike Leigh Secrets and Lies stays true to its movie title. The movie tells the tale of a successful black woman who discovers that her biological mother is white. However, the woman denies it. The ensuing dark comedy reveals the tenuous web of lies that often hold a family together. This critically acclaimed work won the Palme d’Or at the 1996 Cannes Film Festival and numerous other awards.